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Social Costs and Sustainability

Valuation and Implementation in the Energy and Transport Sector Proceeding of an International Conference, Held at Ladenburg, Germany, May 27–30, 1995

Proceedings of an International Conference, Held at Ladenburg, Germany, May 27-30, 1995

Hohmeyer, Olav, Ottinger, Richard, Rennings, Klaus (Eds.)

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997, X, 560 pp. 57 figs., 93 tabs.

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Important progress has been made in recent years in the valuation of social costs of energy and transport. This progress has encouraged the insight that systems of "Green Accounting" considering social costs and policy instruments for the internalization of social costs are necessary tools to realize the worldwide goal of sustainable development. This workshop report provides an excellent survey of the latest results of social costs in the energy and transport sector. Further, the theoretical framework of social costs is extended to a broader concept of sustainable development. Finally, concepts and first experiences of the internalization of social costs e.g. through least cost planning or an ecological tax reform are reviewed.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Energie - External costs - Externe Kosten - Nachhaltige Entwicklung - Social Costs - Soziale Kosten - Verkehr - energy - sustainable development - transport

Related subjects » Energy Technology - Environmental / Development / Agricultural Economics - R&D / Technology Policy

Table of contents 

1 Social Costs and Sustainability — An Overview.- SUBJECT AREA 1: GENERAL DISCUSSION OF THE THEORETICAL RELEVANCE AND EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE OF SOCIAL COSTS.- 2 Externalities Studies: Why are the Numbers Different?.- 3 Have Recent Studies Rendered Environmental Externality Valuation Irrelevant?.- SUBJECT AREA 2: ECONOMIC AND ECOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.- 4 Economic and Ecological Concepts of Sustainable Development: External Costs and Sustainability Indicators.- 5 Social Costs of Climate Change. Strong Sustainability and Social Costs.- 6 Pressure Indices and Relative Valuation of Environmental Damages.- 7 Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting.- SUBJECT AREA 3: NEW VALUATION STUDIES ON SOCIAL COSTS OF ENERGY.- 8 External Costs of Fossil Fuel Cycles.- 9 Quantifying the Risks of Nuclear Electric Energy.- 10 The External Costs of Wind Energy — and What They Mean for Energy Policy.- 11 External Costs and External Price Addings in the Swiss Energy Sector.- 12 The Magnitude of Electricity Externalities Through Time.- 13 Counting the Costs: Scientific Uncertainty and Valuation Perspective in EXMOD.- SUBJECT AREA 4: CONSIDERATION OF SOCIAL COSTS IN DECISION MAKING OF ENERGY UTILITIES.- 14 Least-Cost Planning — An Instrument for Minimization of Social Costs.- 15 Sustainability and the Valuation of Externalities from Electricity Generation in California.- 16 The Use of Externality Adders for Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Electric Utility Resource Planning.- 17 Climate for Climate Change Actions in the U.S.: The New York Experience.- 18 Competitive Values of Electric Generation Plants in New York Based on Social Costs.- 19 A Canadian Utility’s Experience in Implementing Sustainable Energy Development, Particularly through the Use of Full Cost Accounting.- 20 Environmental Externalities: Analysis and Advocacy.- SUBJECT AREA 5: SOCIAL COSTS OF TRANSPORTATION.- 21 External Costs of Transport in Germany.- 22 The True Cost of Road Transport in the United Kingdom.- 23 The Annualized Social Cost of Motor Vehicle Use in the U.S.-Based on 1990-1991 Data: Summary of Theory, Data, Methods, and Results.- 24 The Cost of Transportation’s Oil Dependence.- 25 Overcoming Barriers to Transportation Cost Internalization.- SUBJECT AREA 6: CONSIDERATION OF SOCIAL COSTS IN POLICY MAKING.- 26 Economic Effects of an Ecological Tax Reform.- 27 Energy Taxes, the Climate Change Convention, and Economic Competitiveness.- 28 Using Environmental Externalities to Regulate the Risk of Harm from Greenhouse Gas Emissions.- 29 The Role of Technical Progress in Economic Models of Environmental Policy.- 30 Beyond Economics and Econometrics: Some Psychological and Political Aspects of the Internalization of External Costs.- 31 The External Costs of Energy Use: Internalization Without the State?.- Participants of the Workshop.

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