The Social Costs of Electricity: Do the Numbers Add Up?

Several recent studies have mounted major efforts to estimate the social cost of electricity generation. This paper provides an overview of this literature and a focused qualitative and quantitative comparison of the most comprehensive and rigorous of these studies. The paper also provides a synthesis that can help reduce the cost of future applications of these methods.


Issue Date:
1996
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/10856
Total Pages:
58
JEL Codes:
H23; L94; L98
Series Statement:
Discussion Paper 96-30




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