Plant Characteristics, Environmental Regulation and CO2 Abatement Potential: A Non-parametric Analysis of Chinese coal-fired power plants.

Wei Chu, College of Economics and Management, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 13:15

The paper assess the impact of environmental regulation on carbon dioxide abatement potential in China's power plants using directional distance functions and data envelopment analysis. The authors construct indicators to depict the inefficient level of carbon dioxide emissions and the potential change of emission levels arising from regulations that prevent free disposal of carbon dioxide. The result show substantial variety of carbon dioxide abatement potential among plants.

Technological change and timing reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Rolf Färe, Oregon State Univ., USA
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 13:15

The Study examines the production technology of 28 OECD countries over 1992-2006, in which countries produce real GDP and carbon dioxide using capital and labor and simulate the magnitude and timing necessary to be in compliance with the Kyoto protocol. The study address the questions of "how fast", "how much", and "how costly" the reallocation of resources may take place in compliance with the Kyoto protocol.