Social Costs and Sustainability

Valuation and Implementation in the Energy and Transport Sector

  • Olav Hohmeyer
  • Klaus Rennings
  • Richard L. Ottinger
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Social Costs and Sustainability — An Overview

    1. Olav Hohmeyer, Richard L. Ottinger, Klaus Rennings
      Pages 1-9
  3. General Discussion of the Theoretical Relevance and Empirical Evidence of Social Costs

  4. Economic and Ecological Approaches to Sustainable Development

  5. New Valuation Studies on Social Costs Of Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. W. Krewitt, P. Mayerhofer, R. Friedrich, A. Trukenmüller, N. Eyre, M. Holland
      Pages 121-136
    3. Robert D. Rowe, Carolyn M. Lang, John Smolinsky
      Pages 184-199
    4. Stephen Bernow, Bruce Biewald, William Dougherty, David White
      Pages 200-231
  6. Consideration of Social Costs in Decision Making of Energy Utilities

  7. Social Costs of Transportation

  8. Consideration of Social Costs in Policy Making

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 547-560

About these proceedings


Important progress has been made in recent years in the valuation of social costs of energy and transport. This progress has encouraged the insight that systems of "Green Accounting" considering social costs and policy instruments for the internalization of social costs are necessary tools to realize the worldwide goal of sustainable development. This workshop report provides an excellent survey of the latest results of social costs in the energy and transport sector. Further, the theoretical framework of social costs is extended to a broader concept of sustainable development. Finally, concepts and first experiences of the internalization of social costs e.g. through least cost planning or an ecological tax reform are reviewed.


Climate Change Environmental Policy External costs Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas Emissions Nachhaltige Entwicklung Social Costs Soziale Kosten Sustainable Energy energy energy policy environment nuclear sustainability sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Olav Hohmeyer
    • 1
  • Klaus Rennings
    • 1
  • Richard L. Ottinger
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for European Economic Research (ZEW)MannheimGermany
  2. 2.Center for Enivronmental Legal StudiesPace University School of LawWhite PlainsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64372-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60365-5
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