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Regional impacts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SO 2 policy

Title
Regional impacts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SO 2 policy
Authors
Hlasny V.
Ewha Authors
Vladimir Hlasny
SCOPUS Author ID
Vladimir Hlasnyscopus
Issue Date
2010
Journal Title
International Journal of Energy, Environment and Economics
ISSN
1054-853XJCR Link
Citation
vol. 18, no. 41276, pp. 169 - 183
Indexed
SCOPUS scopus
Abstract
This study compares sulfur dioxide concentrations and the resulting health damages across U.S. regions under three alternative policies considered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: emission caps, emission tax and tradable permits. Regional modeling is important because SO 2 does not diffuse uniformly across regions, and because the U.S. energy industry is divided geographically by regulatory barriers, and differences in infrastructure, costs and energy demand. Regional concentrations of SO 2 are found to vary across competing environmental policies significantly. Hundreds of millions of dollars in damages are at stake for individual states from the EPA's policy choice. Emission caps favor southern states, including California, Texas and Florida, where they deliver $840 million lower damages than the other policies. They deliver $390 million higher damages in northern, Great Lakes and New England states. © 2010 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
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