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Title: The effects of Title IV of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 on electric utilities: An update

This report presents data and analyses related to Phase I implementation of the Clean Air Act Amendment by electric utilities. It describes the strategies used to comply with the Acid Rain Program in 1995, the effect of compliance on sulfur dioxide emissions levels, the cost of compliance, and the effects of the program on coal supply and demand. The first year of Phase I demonstrated that the market-based sulfur dioxide emissions control system could achieve significant reductions in emissions at lower than expected costs. Some utilities reduced aggregate emissions below legal requirements due to economic incentives; other utilities purchased additional allowances to avoid noncompliance. More than half of the utilities switched to or blended with lower sulfur coal, due to price reductions in the coal market which were partially due to the allowance trading program. 21 figs., 20 tabs.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
456313
Report Number(s):
DOE/EIA--0582(97)
ON: DE97004010; NC: NONE; TRN: 97:002313
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1997
Research Org:
USDOE Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Coal, Nuclear, Electric and Alternate Fuels
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; CLEAN AIR ACTS; COMPLIANCE; ECONOMIC IMPACT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; SULFUR DIOXIDE; ACID RAIN; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; SUPPLY AND DEMAND; COAL