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Does EU emissions trading bite? An event study
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
The aim of this paper is to examine whether shareholders consider the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) as value-relevant for the participating firms. An analysis is conducted of the share prices changes as caused by the first publication of compliance data in April, 2006, which disclosed an over-allocation of emission allowances. Through an event study, it is shown that share prices actuall...



Has India׳s Solar Mission increased the deployment of domestically produced solar modules?
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), India׳s flagship policy for solar energy deployment, includes an increasingly strict Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) intended to promote the domestic crystalline photovoltaic solar industry. We examine the impact of the JNNSM DCR on the utilization of domestic and domestic crystalline silicon modules. Using a plant-level database of appro...

Plumbing the depths: Utilizing O&G reserve profiles to develop forward-looking risk assessments for exploration and production activities
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
The deepwater horizon accident may have shaken the sustainability ratings and indices credibility, but it also reinforced their importance. The objective of this article is to contribute to the improvement of corporate sustainability valuations by investigating if reserves profiles can affect the environmental risk exposure of an Oil Gas (O&G) corporation. Data on reserves from 2009 to ...

Cost estimate of multi-pollutant abatement from the power sector in the Yangtze River Delta region of China
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Coal-fired power plants in China have emitted multiple pollutants including sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and fine particulates, contributing to serious environmental impairments and human health issues. To meet ambient air quality standards, the installation of effective pollution control technologies are required and consequently, the cost of installing or retrofitting control technologies ...

Political economy constraints on carbon pricing policies: What are the implications for economic efficiency, environmental efficacy, and climate policy design?
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Economists traditionally view a Pigouvian fee on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, either via carbon taxes or emissions caps and permit trading (“cap-and-trade”), as the economically optimal or “first-best” policy to address climate change-related externalities. Yet several political economy factors can severely constrain the implementation of these carbon pricing polic...



Development of surrogate models using artificial neural network for building shell energy labelling
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Surrogate models are an important part of building energy labelling programs, but these models still present low accuracy, particularly in cooling-dominated climates. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using an artificial neural network (ANN) to improve the accuracy of surrogate models for labelling purposes. An ANN was applied to model the building stock of a city i...

Solar potential in existing urban layouts—Critical overview of the existing building stock in Slovenian context
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
In recent years implementation of sustainable building design in the EU has become one of the key issues in reducing energy dependence. In this context efficient use of solar potential incident on building envelope is essential. The goal of the study is to evaluate the influence of interventions required by the new Slovenian legislation and to propose general site planning guidelines. Special e...


Combining tariffs, investment subsidies and soft loans in a renewable electricity deployment policy
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Policy combinations and interactions have received a considerable attention in the climate and energy policy realm. However, virtually no attention has been paid to the analysis of the combination of different deployment instruments for the same renewable energy technology. This neglect is all the more striking given the existence in current policy practice of combinations of deployment instrum...

Electricity curtailment behaviors in Greek households: Different behaviors, different predictors
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
This paper argues that electricity ‘curtailment’ behaviors (i.e. frequent and/or low cost or free energy saving behaviors) in households are distinct from one another and they thus should be analyzed and promoted. We test this claim with data from telephone interviews with Greek households in the capital city of Athens (N=285), analyzing the impact of a number of demographical/structural, p...


Evaluating the public perceptions of nuclear power in China: Evidence from a contingent valuation survey
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
After the Fukushima nuclear accident, more and more attention has been paid to the safety issues of nuclear power in China, even though it is a clean and necessary substitution to coal power. Due to the consideration about the uncertainty of nuclear safety, the local citizens may resist the nuclear power programs in their neighborhood, as indicated by the anti-nuclear movement in Jiangmen 2013....

Understanding household switching behavior in the retail electricity market
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Deregulation of the Danish retail electricity market nearly a decade ago has produced little consumer switching among suppliers or renegotiation of supplier service contracts. From an energy policy perspective, a certain amount of supplier switching is an important indicator of the success of market deregulation. This argues that poor relationship management and a lack of economic benefits are ...


Overview of rural building energy efficiency in China
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Over the past three decades, people׳s living standard in China has been greatly improved, accompanied by the rapid increasing building energy consumption. Rural building energy consumption has become one of the most important parts of the total energy consumption in China, which deserves to be paid much attention. It is of vital importance to promote building energy efficiency for the New Soci...

Determinants of renewable energy growth: A global sample analysis
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
We investigate factors influencing country-level renewable energy growth by applying FEVD and PCSE estimation methods in a unique sample analysis. With a longer time series (1990–2010) and a broader sample size of countries (including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) than previous studies, our results reveal new insights. The results suggest that certain government-backed energy...

Why have some people changed their attitudes toward nuclear power after the accident in Fukushima?
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
The nuclear accident in Fukushima and the subsequent discussions about nuclear power influenced public acceptance of this technology. The aim of the present study was to examine why after the Fukushima accident some people converted from supporting nuclear power to opposing it or became undecided. Data from a longitudinal telephone survey with two measurement points were used. The first survey ...

Energy autonomy in Le Mené: A French case of grassroots innovation
submitted by 23 minutes ago - Topic: Health
Local citizen-led initiatives relating to energy are developing strongly in Anglo-Saxon countries and a growing body of research is examining their innovative potential. In France, similar grassroots initiatives – albeit with certain specificities – only began to emerge recently and so far, very few studies have dealt with them. The purpose of this article is to propose an exploratory and i...

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