Valuing the environmental impacts of electricity production: a critical review of some "first generation" studies

Stirling, Andrew (1998) Valuing the environmental impacts of electricity production: a critical review of some "first generation" studies. Energy Sources, 20 (4-5). pp. 267-300. ISSN 0090-8312

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This article provides a review and methodological critique of recent influential "first-generation" government-sponsored studies seeking to derive monetary values for the environmental effects of electricity supply technologies. It is observed that environmental valuation suffers from many of the general methodological difficulties faced by other quantitative appraisal techniques. In addition, environmental valuation is found to present its own specific methodological difficulties and theoretical problems. The practical policy efficacy of environmental results is called into question. It is concluded that there exist alternative approaches to the social appraisal of the environmental impacts of generating technologies that warrant greater attention to further development than does environmental valuation.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Andrew Stirling
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:56
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2012 14:21
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28800
📧 Request an update