Towards Efficient Regulation of Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Towards Efficient Regulation of Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants

1st Edition

By Robert O. Mendelsohn


208 pages

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Hardback: 9780367367763
pub: 2019-11-14
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Originally published in 1979, this book discusses the model developed to deal with air pollution from coal fired power plants, but it broadly also illustrates how available scientific information can be organized to improve our understanding of pollution control. This information enables economists to discuss the relevant consequences of specific air pollution abatement strategies. In order to demonstrate the usefulness of a computer based environmental model, the model is applied to a specific case study. The object of the case study is the control of air pollution from a coal-fired, electrical generating station in New Haven, USA. The research contained in this volume advances applied risk analysis by combining the insights of economics and environmental sciences.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Part 1: The Environmental Model 2. Introduction to the Model 3. Air Pollution Abatement Engineering 4. Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion 5. Dose Response Curves Part 2: The Policy Simulations 6. Introduction to the Simulations 7. A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Abatement Techniques 8. Considerations of Equity 9. Conclusion

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Pollution, Climate and Change

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1931 and 1997 make major contributions to applied climatology. They include environmental debates about greenhouse gases, ozone, acid rain and land, water and air pollution and discuss:

  • The economic, social, political and strategic implications of weather and climate
  • The health & prosperity of future generations
  • The economics of a green economy
  • Sustainable security, poverty and inequitable land distribution
  • And will be of interest to decision makers in agriculture, economics and business, politicians

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change