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Energy quality

Stern, David


This paper develops economic definitions of energy quality for individual fuels and energy aggregates. There are use- and exchange-value concepts, as well as marginal and total measures, of energy quality. A factor augmentation or quality coefficients approach corresponds to the use-value definition while indicators based on distance functions and relative prices are exchange-value based definitions. These indicators are identical when the elasticity of substitution between fuels is infinity...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecological Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.02.005


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