Examining Social Costs of Electricity Generation in the United States

By Sam Kurland. Stanford University. 

This paper briefly reviews existing literature on social cost estimates for electricity generation in the United States and identifies existing policies intended to internalize these costs. It describes the value of social cost estimation and discusses commonalities among models of social costs resulting from electricity generation. In conclusion, it presents a collection of recommendations for future research and legislation.

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