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Quantification of environmental impacts of various energy technologies. Final report

Abstract

This report discusses problems related to economic assessment of the environmental impacts and abatement measures in connection with energy projects. Attention is called to the necessity of assessing environmental impacts both in the form of reduced economic welfare and in the form of costs of abatement measures to reduce the impact. In recent years, several methods for valuing environmental impacts have been developed, but the project shows that few empirical studies have been carried out. The final report indicates that some important factors are very difficult to evaluate. In addition environmental impacts of energy development in Norway vary considerably from project to project. This makes it difficult to obtain a good basis for comparing environmental impacts caused by different technologies, for instance hydroelectric power versus gas power or wind versus hydroelectric power. It might be feasible however to carry out more detailed economic assessments of environmental impacts of specific projects. 33 refs., 1 fig., 4 tabs.
Authors:
Selfors, A [1] 
  1. ed.
Publication Date:
Oct 01, 1994
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NVE-E-PUB-03/1994
Reference Number:
SCA: 290300; PA: NW-96:005265; EDB-96:149439; NTS-97:003358; SN: 96001673567
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Oct 1994
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; ENERGY; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; ECONOMICS; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; EVALUATION; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
OSTI ID:
377642
Research Organizations:
Norges Vassdrags- og Energiverk, Oslo (Norway)
Country of Origin:
Norway
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97703319; ISBN 82-410-0215-7; TRN: NO9605265
Availability:
OSTI as DE97703319
Submitting Site:
NW
Size:
57 p.
Announcement Date:
Oct 23, 1996

Citation Formats

Selfors, A. Quantification of environmental impacts of various energy technologies. Final report. Norway: N. p., 1994. Web.
Selfors, A. Quantification of environmental impacts of various energy technologies. Final report. Norway.
Selfors, A. 1994. "Quantification of environmental impacts of various energy technologies. Final report." Norway.
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title = {Quantification of environmental impacts of various energy technologies. Final report}
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abstractNote = {This report discusses problems related to economic assessment of the environmental impacts and abatement measures in connection with energy projects. Attention is called to the necessity of assessing environmental impacts both in the form of reduced economic welfare and in the form of costs of abatement measures to reduce the impact. In recent years, several methods for valuing environmental impacts have been developed, but the project shows that few empirical studies have been carried out. The final report indicates that some important factors are very difficult to evaluate. In addition environmental impacts of energy development in Norway vary considerably from project to project. This makes it difficult to obtain a good basis for comparing environmental impacts caused by different technologies, for instance hydroelectric power versus gas power or wind versus hydroelectric power. It might be feasible however to carry out more detailed economic assessments of environmental impacts of specific projects. 33 refs., 1 fig., 4 tabs.}
place = {Norway}
year = {1994}
month = {Oct}
}