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Estimating Historical Energy Security Costs. CEPS Policy Brief No. 184, 15 March 2009

Arnold, Steve and Markandya, Anil and Hunt, Alistair. (2009) Estimating Historical Energy Security Costs. CEPS Policy Brief No. 184, 15 March 2009. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    Energy security is of increasing importance in today’s world, yet little research has been carried out on the costs or benefits of energy security policies. This paper looks at the period after the 1970s to estimate the cost premium of electricity generation due to energy security policies. The cost premium is estimated for France, Germany, Italy and Spain for the period 1980-2000 by estimating actual versus hypothetical lowest cost generation mixes. The cost premium is estimated to be lowest for France, which had a clear energy security policy based on developing nuclear power and reducing reliance on oil and coal.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Italy
    Countries > France
    Countries > Spain
    Countries > Germany
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > energy policy
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2009
    Page Range: p. 10
    Last Modified: 17 Jul 2014 21:51
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10769

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