Controlling Air Pollution in China: Risk Valuation and the Definition of Environmental Policy

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Rapid economic growth in China has been fueled by, and continues to stimulate, a huge demand for power, posing significant challenges to local, regional and international atmospheric environments. This book assesses this environmental risk and considers the efficient design of environmental policy in the development of new coal-fired plants in China.. "Controlling Air Pollution in China will be of interest to energy and environmental economists and policymakers.
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About 80% of China's rapidly increasing power needs are generated by coal-burning plants, requiring that new ways be evaluated and implemented to create more electricity while minimizing the harmful effects to the environment. Feng, a research fellow with the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at Harvard University, examines ways to use China's societal values in developing environmental policies, and uses a model of a new coal- fired power plant to demonstrate the nature and value of air pollutant damage, both on human health and the greater environment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Appendices
1 Introduction 1
Pt. I The Integrated Assessment Model
2 Power plant emissions and pollution control strategies 11
3 Transport and fate of coal-fired power plant emissions 42
4 The nature and valuation of air pollutant effects 63
Pt. II Applications of the Integrated Assessment and Efficient Policy Design
5 Integrated assessment of an uncontrolled coal-fired plant in China and the choice of efficient pollution control techniques 133
6 Assessment of uncertainty in the integrated assessment and policy analysis 170
7 Efficient pollution control over space 188
8 Efficient pollution control over time 207
9 Conclusion 228
Bibliography 232
Index 262
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