The Economics of Environment Protection



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.


Marginal Cost Acid Rain Abatement Cost Emission Trading External Cost 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of DundeeDundeeUnited Kingdom

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