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FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 5, MAY 1995
Myths of Allowance Trading: Improving the Level of Discussion," K. Rose
(Elec. & Gas. Res. Div., Natl. Regulatory Res. Inst.), The Electricity
J., 8(4), 64-69, May 1995.
An economist discusses misconceptions he has encountered concerning the U.S.
Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, which established trading of SO2 emission
allowances for acid rain control. Some may have relevance to similar schemes
proposed for CO2 control. One misconception is that CO2
controls would make the price of SO2 emission allowances drop to zero, but this
would only occur in the very unlikely case that the use of coal was banned
Carbon Sequestration Through Agroforestry in China," X. Wang (Res. Ctr. for
Eco-Environ. Sci., POB 2871, Beijing 100085, China), Energy,
20(2), 117-121, Feb. 1995.
During a study on biomass and productivity of agroforestry in the North
China Plain, found that agroforestry has a greater potential for storing and
absorbing carbon from the atmosphere than does land cultivation.
"Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Options,"
Energy Policy, J. Sathaye (Intl. Energy Studies, Lawrence Berkeley Lab.,
Berkeley CA 94720), J. Christensen, Eds., 22(11), Nov. 1994.
"Cost of Stabilizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Focus on Developing
Countries," J. Sathaye (address above), J. Christensen, 891-893.
"Energy Use and Carbon Implications in India: Focus on Industry,"
N. Mongia (Dept. Economics, Miranda House, Univ. Delhi, India), J. Sathaye, P.
"A Macro-Assessment of Technology Options for CO2
Mitigation in China's Energy System," Z. Wu (Inst. Nuclear Energy Technol.,
Tsinghua Univ.), J. He et al., 907-913.
"Alternative Energy Strategies for Abatement of Carbon Emissions in
Brazil: A Cost-Benefit Analysis," E.L. La Rovere (Energy Planning Prog.,
COPPE/UFRJ, Federal Univ., Centro de Tecnologia, Bloco C, sala 211, C P 68565,
Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21945-970, Brazil), L.F.L. Legey, J.D.G. Miguez, 914-924.
"Comparable Assessment of National GHG Abatement Costs," K. Halsnæs
(UNEP Collaborating Ctr. on Energy & Environ., Risø Natl. Lab., DK 4000
Roskilde, Denmark), G.A. Mackenzie et al., 925-934.
"Costs of CO2 Abatement in Egypt Using both Bottom-up and
Top-down Approaches," U. El Mahgary (Technical Res. Ctr. of Finland
(VTT-Energy), Espoo, Finland), A.-F. Ibrahim et al., 935-946.
"Greenhouse Gas Abatement in Senegal: A Case Study of Least-Cost
Options," S. Amous (Environ. & Develop. in the Third World (ENDA-TM),
Dakar, Senegal), D. Revet, Y. Sokona, 947-954.
"Methodological Lessons and Results from UNEP GHG Abatement Costing
Studies: The Case of Zimbabwe," R.S. Maya (Southern Ctr. for Energy &
Environ., 31 Frank Johnson Ave., Harare, Zimbabwe), J. Fenhann, 955-963.
"Constructing CO2 Reduction Cost Curves: The Case of
Denmark," P.E. Morthorst (Energy Sys. Group, Risø Natl. Lab., POB 49,
DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark), 964-970.
"Key Challenges Facing Thailand in the Context of Global CO2
Emission Abatement," G. van Dang (Sch. Environ. (SERD), Asian Inst.
Technol., GPO 2754, Bangkok 0501, Thailand), L.B. Minh, S. Yodmani, 971-980.
"Climate Alteration: A Global Issue for the Electric Power Industry in
the 21st Century," G.M. Hidy (Electric Power Res. Inst., POB 10412, Palo
Alto CA 94303), D.F. Spencer, 1005-1027.
"Sustainability, Value Trade Offs, and Electric Utililty Planning: A
Canadian Example," T.L. McDaniels (Sch. Community & Regional Planning,
Westwater Res. Ctr., Vancouver, B.C., Can.), 1045-1054.
"UK Renewable Energy Strategy: The Need for Longer-Term Support,"
D.A. Elliott (Technol. Group, Open Univ., Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK),
"The Present Situation and Characteristics of China's Energy
Two papers from The
Energy J., 15(4), Oct. 1994:
"Cost-Effective Climate Policy in a Small Country," C. Hagem (Ctr.
for Climate & Energy Res., POB 1129 Blindern, 0317 Oslo, Norway), 119 ff.
The cost of reducing CO2 emissions in Norway through a reduction in
fossil fuel consumption is estimated in a 1992 report from the Environmental Tax
Committee. This paper compares that result with the estimated cost of reducing
fossil fuel production, finding that it could be less costly to reduce
production than consumption.
"Incomplete International Climate Agreements: Optimal Carbon Taxes,
Market Failures and Welfare Effects," R. Golombek (Foundation for Res. in
Econ. & Business Admin. (SNF), Gaustadalleen 21, N-0371 Oslo, Norway), 141
ff. Uses a numerical energy model to study optimal carbon taxes and welfare
effects for a group of countries participating in an international agreement to
limit CO2 emissions. Scenarios differ with respect to the types of
CO2 taxes, and which countries participate in the agreement. Also
discusses impacts on regional net income.
Energy Efficiency and Global Warming," A.J. Streb (U.S. Dept. Energy), 6(2),
234-247, June 1994.
Describes the role of industry as a source of greenhouse gases, the
potential effect of these gases on global warming, and the growth rate of
industrial emissions and atmospheric CO2 concentrations under
alternative energy efficiency scenarios. Outlines related initiatives of the
U.S. Climate Action Plan.
"Global Warming," A. Rose, Ed. (Dept. Mineral Econ., 221 E.A.
Walker Bldg., Pennsylvania State Univ., Univ. Pk. PA 16802), Resour.
& Energy Econ., 15(1), Mar. 1993.
"Guest Editor's Introduction. . ," A. Rose (address above), 1-5.
Contributors of these papers, resulting from a session on long-range
externalities at the 1992 AAAS meeting, include researchers from academia,
private research institutions, consulting firms and government agencies. The
papers emphasize the important themes of the journal: theoretical and conceptual
breakthroughs, advances in operational models, and important policy insights.
"Reducing US Carbon Emissions: An Economic General Equilibrium
Assessment," D.W. Jorgenson (Dept. Econ., Harvard Univ., Cambridge MA
02138), P.J. Wilcoxen, 7-25.
"Rolling the 'DICE': An Optimal Transition Path for Controlling
Greenhouse Gases," W.D. Nordhaus (Cowles Foundation, Yale Univ., Box 1972,
New Haven CT 06520), 27-50.
"Intertemporal Properties of an International Carbon Tax," M. Hoel
(Dept. Econ., Univ. Oslo, POB 1095 Blindern, N-0317 Oslo, Norway), 51-70.
"Global Warming Uncertainties and the Value of Information: An Analysis
Using CETA," S.C. Peck (Electric Power Res. Inst., POB 10412, Palo Alto CA
94303), T.J. Teisberg, 71-97.
"Some Estimates of the Insurance Value Against Climate Change from
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions," I.W.H. Parry (Dept. Econ., Univ.
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 15260), 99-115.
"The Efficiency and Equity of Marketable Permits for CO2
Emissions," A. Rose (Dept. Mineral Econ., 221 E.A. Walker Bldg.,
Pennsylvania State Univ., Univ. Pk. PA 16802), B. Stevens, 117-146.
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