External cost of coal based electricity generation:A tale of Ahmedabad city

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

Standard

External cost of coal based electricity generation:A tale of Ahmedabad city. / Mahapatra, Diptiranjan; Shukla, Priyadarshi; Dhar, Subash.

In: Energy Policy, Vol. 49, 2012, p. 253–265.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

Harvard

APA

CBE

MLA

Vancouver

Author

Mahapatra, Diptiranjan; Shukla, Priyadarshi; Dhar, Subash / External cost of coal based electricity generation:A tale of Ahmedabad city.

In: Energy Policy, Vol. 49, 2012, p. 253–265.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

Bibtex

@article{d23c15cc4983451fb6ce1f90a6b78dd5,
title = "External cost of coal based electricity generation:A tale of Ahmedabad city",
publisher = "Pergamon",
author = "Diptiranjan Mahapatra and Priyadarshi Shukla and Subash Dhar",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1016/j.enpol.2012.06.014",
volume = "49",
pages = "253–265",
journal = "Energy Policy",
issn = "0301-4215",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - External cost of coal based electricity generation:A tale of Ahmedabad city

A1 - Mahapatra,Diptiranjan

A1 - Shukla,Priyadarshi

A1 - Dhar,Subash

AU - Mahapatra,Diptiranjan

AU - Shukla,Priyadarshi

AU - Dhar,Subash

PB - Pergamon

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Electricity production causes unintended impacts.Theire xclusion by the market leads to suboptimal resource allocations.Monetizing and internalizing of external costs, though challenging and debatable,<br/>leads to a better allocation of economic resources and welfare. In this paper, a life-cycle analysis (LCA) on the production of electricity from conventional coal based electricity generation system has been<br/>performed in order to examine the environmental impacts of coal based electricity generating systems in the twin-city of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in western India.By using dose–response functions,<br/>we make an attempt to estimate the damages to human health, crops, and building materials resulting from the operation of coal power plants and its associated mines. Further, we use geographic<br/>information system to account for spatially dependent data. Finally, monetary values have been assigned to estimate the damage to human health, crops and building materials.This study reveals that the health as well as on non-health impacts of air pollution resulting from coal based electricity generation may not be ignored both in absolute as well as economic value terms.<br/>© 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

AB - Electricity production causes unintended impacts.Theire xclusion by the market leads to suboptimal resource allocations.Monetizing and internalizing of external costs, though challenging and debatable,<br/>leads to a better allocation of economic resources and welfare. In this paper, a life-cycle analysis (LCA) on the production of electricity from conventional coal based electricity generation system has been<br/>performed in order to examine the environmental impacts of coal based electricity generating systems in the twin-city of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in western India.By using dose–response functions,<br/>we make an attempt to estimate the damages to human health, crops, and building materials resulting from the operation of coal power plants and its associated mines. Further, we use geographic<br/>information system to account for spatially dependent data. Finally, monetary values have been assigned to estimate the damage to human health, crops and building materials.This study reveals that the health as well as on non-health impacts of air pollution resulting from coal based electricity generation may not be ignored both in absolute as well as economic value terms.<br/>© 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

KW - External cost

KW - Electricity generation

KW - Dose-response and value of life

U2 - 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.06.014

DO - 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.06.014

JO - Energy Policy

JF - Energy Policy

SN - 0301-4215

VL - 49

SP - 253

EP - 265

ER -