||Energy and environment in the marketplace : proceedings of the twenty-fourth annual Illinois Energy Conference, Holiday Inn City Centre, Chicago, Illinois, November 14-15, 1996 /
||Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago,
Economic development--Environmental aspects--Congresses ;
Energy development--Environmental aspects--Congresses ;
||xvii, 304 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
This conference took up the debate of marketplace competition in the areas of energy and the environment. In particular, the deregulation of the electric utility industry was of special concern considering Illinois` major commitment to the nuclear option. The conference program posed such questions as: what will be the economic impact of increased competition between electric power generators; how will the merger of small electric companies into large, interstate utilities affect the market sectors? Other issues of concern focused on the substantial growth of the natural gas sector; and environmental topics including SO2 emissions trading, influence of free markets on environmental regulation, the future for renewables, and alternative transportation vehicles. The proceedings contain 16 papers. Individual papers indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.