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Replication data for: Valuing the Wind: Renewable Energy Policies and Air Pollution Avoided

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Novan, Kevin
Publication Date
2015-08-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Exploiting variation in the hourly production from wind turbines, this paper quantifies the heterogeneity in the marginal impact of renewable electricity on pollution. The results reveal that output from competing renewable capacity additions—e.g., wind turbines versus solar panels—provide different marginal external benefits. This finding suggests that, if governments continue to subsidize renewables, an emphasis should be placed on designing policies that internalize the heterogeneous benefits. More generally, my results highlight that, by incorrectly assuming renewable electricity is a homogenous good, we will understate the relative efficiency of the first-best pollution prices. (JEL L94, L98, Q42, Q48, Q51, Q53, Q58)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.20130268 (Text)
Publications
  • Novan, Kevin. “Valuing the Wind: Renewable Energy Policies and Air Pollution Avoided.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 7, no. 3 (August 2015): 291–326. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20130268.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.20130268 (DOI)

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Novan, Kevin (2015): Replication data for: Valuing the Wind: Renewable Energy Policies and Air Pollution Avoided. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114582