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Main Title Markets for clean air : the U.S. acid rain program /
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Ellerman, A. Denny.
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 41564978
ISBN 0521660831; 9780521660839; 9780511528576; 0511528574
Subjects Emissions trading--United States ; Air quality management--Government policy--United States ; Acid rain--Environmental aspects--Government policy--United States ; Luchtverontreiniging ; Milieubeleid ; Zure regen ; Luftreinhaltepolitik ; Saurer Regen ; Umweltzertifikat ; USA ; Pluies acides ; Air--Qualité--Gestion--Etats-Unis ; Air--Pollution-- Echanges de droits d' emission-- Etats-Unis ; Air--Qualit e--Gestion--Politique gouvernementale-- Etats-Unis ; Pluies acides--Aspect de l'environnement--Politique gouvernementale-- Etats-Unis
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EKBM  HC110.A4M37 2000 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/07/2006
Collation xxi, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-352) and index.
Contents Notes
Market-based experiment -- A political history of federal acid rain legislation -- The political economy of allowance allocations -- The pre-1995 trend in SOb2s emissions -- Title IV compliance and emission reductions, 1995-97 -- Emissions trading: the effect on abatement behavior -- Emissions trading: development of the allowance market -- Title IVs voluntary compliance program -- Cost of compliance with title IV in phase I -- Cost savings from emissions trading -- Errors, imperfections, and allowance prices -- Concluding observations. Provides a comprehensive, in-depth description and evaluation of the first three years' experience with the U.S. Acid Rain Program. This environmental control program is the world's first large-scale use of a tradable emission permit system for achieving environmental goals. The book analyzes the behavior and performance of the market for emissions permits, called allowances in the Acid Rain Program, and quantifies emission reductions, compliance costs, and cost savings associated with the trading program. The book also includes chapters on the historical context in which this pioneering program developed and the political economy of allowance allocations.