The Economics of Environment Protection

  • Subhes C. BhattacharyyaEmail author


The objective of this chapter is to highlight the energy-environment interactions and present the economic principles used in dealing with the environmental issues arising from energy use. The chapter introduces the concept of externalities and discusses the methods available for internalizing them. It also discusses issues related to estimation of external costs.


Environmental effects External costs Internalization Regulatory approach Economic instruments Cap and trade Taxes External cost estimation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Energy and Sustainable DevelopmentDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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