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Title: Clean coal technology and acid rain compliance: An examination of alternative incentive proposals

The Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 rely primarily on the use of market incentives to stimulate least-cost compliance choices by electric utilities. Because of the potential risks associated with selecting Clean Coal Technologies (CCTs) and the public-good nature of technology commercialization, electric utilities may be reluctant to adopt CCTs as part of their compliance strategies. This paper examines the nature of the risks and perceived impediments to adopting CCTs as a compliance option. It also discusses the incentives that regulatory policy makers could adopt to mitigate these barriers to CCT adoption. (VC)
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Center for Regulatory Studies, Normal, IL (United States))
  2. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6078087
Report Number(s):
ANL/CP-74782; CONF-9104106--7
ON: DE92004126
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 53. annual American power conference, Chicago, IL (United States), 29 Apr - 1 May 1991
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; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; US CLEAN AIR ACT; COMPLIANCE; ACID RAIN; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; MARKET; RISK ASSESSMENT; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; US CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; LAWS; POLLUTION LAWS; PUBLIC UTILITIES; RAIN 294001* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Coal; 010900 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Environmental Aspects; 015000 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects