Environmental Economics

A Study of Delays in the Construction of Fossil Power Plants

In the report, researchers identified fossil power plants in the U.S. that have experienced construction delays due to environmental reasons and tried to determine common causes or sources of the delays. Researchers found that water quality, air quality, environmental impact statements, siting and zoning considerations have all contributed to delays, with water and air quality concerns contributing to major environmental delay factors for the plants studied. Setbacks resulted from activities at local, state, and federal levels of government, with the actions of no one agency in particular predominating.

  • Keywords

    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Surveys and Critiques
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Stationary Source
    Brown Jr., J.B.
    Fitting, Bruce D.
    Flinn, James E.
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    Study Purpose:
    Data Development, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0232
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus LaboratoriesAddress: 505 King Avenue
    City: Columbus State: OH ZIP: 43201
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Research and Development
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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    Date Linked: 08/25/2017