Environmental Economics

A Projection of the Effectiveness and Costs of a National Tax on Sulfur Emissions

This study of a tax on sulfur emissions, applied on a national basis, uses a comparative statistics approach to project emissions in the absence of air pollution regulations (except the New Source Performance Standards) and emissions and costs under several alternative tax rates for 1978. This study is confined to five major sources of sulfur emissions which account for over 90 percent of all estimated sulfur emissions. These sources range from steam-electric plants which contribute over 50 percent of total sulfur emissions, to sulfuric acid plants which account for less than 2 percent of the total sulfur emission.
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  • Keywords

    Subject:
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Incentives and Related Approaches
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Pollution Fees/Charges/Taxes
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Stationary Source
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Authors:
    Bingham, Tayler H.
    Cooley, Philip C.
    Fogel, Mark E.
    Johnson, Donald R.
    Lesourd, David A.
    Miedema, Allen K.
    Paddock, Richard E.
    Simons, Jr., Mayrant
    Wisler, Macmillan M.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application
    Inventory Record #: EE-0233
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Research Triangle InstituteAddress:
    City: Research Triangle Park State: NC ZIP: 27709
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency,
    Office of Research and Development,
    Implementation Research Division
    Address:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    11/01/1973
    Number of Pages:
    207
    Comment:
    EPA #:
    Grant/Contract #:
    EPA-600/5-74-009
    68-01-0426
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