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Title: Emission allowances and utility compliance choices: Market development and regulatory response

This paper will examine the multifaceted goals and problems of states and utilities relative to compliance with Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, and in particular as they pertain to the development and functioning of the allowance market together with utility pollution control and power generation technology choice. Section 2 presents possible utility compliance strategies along with possible barriers that utilities may confront regarding the development of a SO{sub 2} allowance market. Section 3 discusses current regulatory barriers and requirements being implemented by state PUCs, and Section 4 offers some policy recommendations to achieve the goals of Title IV. Finally, Section 5 presents a summary and conclusion; Appendix A provides programs/mandates developed to date by high sulfur coal states in response to Title IV compliance requirements. (VC)
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States))
  2. (Illinois State Univ., Normal, IL (United States). Center for Regulatory Studies)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5401569
Report Number(s):
ANL/CP-75832; CONF-920335--1
ON: DE92013063
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Electric utility business environment conference, Denver, CO (United States), 18-20 Mar 1992
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES; NITROGEN OXIDES; SULFUR DIOXIDE; US CLEAN AIR ACT; COMPLIANCE; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; MARKET; REGULATIONS; CHALCOGENIDES; CONTROL; LAWS; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION CONTROL; POLLUTION LAWS; POWER PLANTS; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR OXIDES; THERMAL POWER PLANTS 290300* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety; 294000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Fossil Fuels; 200500 -- Fossil-Fueled Power Plants-- Environmental Aspects-- (1990-); 200202 -- Fossil-Fueled Power Plants-- Waste Management-- Noxious Gas & Particulate Emissions