Weather and pollution abatement costs

Jonathan E Leightner, C. A. Knox Lovell

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Abstract

Mae Moh Mine and Power Plant operates a lignite mine and a mine-mouth coal-fired electricity generation plant in Lampang province in northern Thailand. Mae Moh is Thailand's largest lignite mine, and Mae Moh Power Plant accounts for nearly 20 percent of Thailand's installed generating capacity. The power plant also generates air pollution, principally sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions, as a byproduct of burning lignite. The plant's ambient concentrations of SO2 have been monitored for nearly a decade, which enables us to incorporate concentrations data with conventional input and output data to calculate the shadow value of being able to generate the SO2 concentrations, or the revenue forgone by having to abate the concentrations. We compare the cost of abating with current technology to the cost of adding new technology in the form of desulfurizaiton plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages165-189
Number of pages25
Volume19
No2
Specialist publicationEnergy Journal
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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Thailand
Pollution abatement costs
Weather

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Weather and pollution abatement costs. / Leightner, Jonathan E; Knox Lovell, C. A.

In: Energy Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, 01.01.1998, p. 165-189.

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Leightner, Jonathan E ; Knox Lovell, C. A. / Weather and pollution abatement costs. In: Energy Journal. 1998 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 165-189.
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