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Title: Environmental policy, fuel prices and the switching to natural gas in Santiago, Chile
Authors: Coria, Jessica
Keywords: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
ENERGY PRICES
ENERGY SUBSTITUTION
NATURAL GAS
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS
AIR QUALITY
CHILE
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP), Turrialba, CR
Series/Report no.: LACEEP working paper series; no. 2007-WP1
Abstract: In this study I analyze the pattern of adoption of natural gas in Chile and the drivers behind it. For doing that I have a panel data set of stationary sources from 1995 to 2005 that allows me to identify either the role of environmental policy as the impact of the energy cost inducing the switching to this clean fuel. Besides, I evaluate the performance of the system of environmental contingencies, a non- traditional policy instrument created in Chile in the early nineties, that seemed strongly correlated with the switching. According to the data most of the adoption of natural gas was induced by the lower cost of this fuel, showing that sources were more sensitive to the cost of energy than to the environmental regulation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/42732
Project Number: 103059
Project Title: Latin America and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP)
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2000-2009 / Années 2000-2009
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