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Main Title Combining policies for renewable energy : is the whole less than the sum of its parts? /
Author Fischer, Carolyn.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Preonas, Louis.
Publisher Resources for the Furture,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 764449513
Subjects Carbon offsetting. ; Greenhouse gas mitigation--Government policy. ; Climatic changes--Government policy. ; Environmental protection. ; Renewable energy sources.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELAM  TJ808.6.F57 C66 2010 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 12/05/2011
Collation [ii], 38 p. ; 28 cm.
"March 2010." "RFF DP 10-19." Cover title. Along side of cover: Discussion Paper. Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-38).
Contents Notes
"Since the energy crisis in the 1970s and later the growing concern for climate change in the 1990s, policymakers at all levels of government and around the world have been enthusiastically supporting a wide range of incentive mechanisms for electricity from renewable energy sources (RES-E). Motivations range from energy security to environmental preservation to green jobs and innovation, and measures comprise an array of subsidies to mandates to emissions trading. But do these policies work together or at cross-purposes? To evaluate RES-E policies, one must understand how specific policy mechanisms interact with each other and under what conditions multiple policy levers are necessary. In this article, we review the recent environmental economics literature on the effectiveness of RES-E policies and the interactions between them, with a focus on increasing use of tradable quotas for both emissions reduction and RES-E expansion."