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Replication data for: Measuring the Environmental Benefits of Wind-Generated Electricity

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Cullen, Joseph
Publication Date
2013-11-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Production subsidies for renewable energy, such as solar or wind power, are rationalized by their environmental benefits. Subsidizing these projects allows clean, renewable technologies to produce electricity that otherwise would have been produced by dirtier, fossil-fuel power plants. In this paper, I quantify the emissions offset by wind power for a large electricity grid in Texas using the randomness inherent in wind power availability. When accounting for dynamics in the production process, the results indicate that only for high estimates of the social costs of pollution does the value of emissions offset by wind power exceed cost of renewable energy subsidies.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.5.4.107 (Text)
Publications
  • Cullen, Joseph. “Measuring the Environmental Benefits of Wind-Generated Electricity.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 5, no. 4 (November 2013): 107–33. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.5.4.107.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.5.4.107 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Cullen, Joseph (2013): Replication data for: Measuring the Environmental Benefits of Wind-Generated Electricity. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114837