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Brown coal exit: A market mechanism for regulated closure of highly emissions intensive power stations

Jotzo, Frank; Mazouz, Salim


In this paper we propose a market mechanism for regulated exit of highly emissions intensive power stations from the electricity grid. The starting point is that there is surplus capacity in coal fired power generation in Australia. In the absence of a carbon price signal, black coal generation capacity may leave the market instead of high emitting brown coal power stations. We lay out options for a mechanism of regulated power station closure using a market mechanism. Plants bid competitively...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Economic Analysis and Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.eap.2015.11.003


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