Sulphur abatement policy: implications of cost differentials, Energy Policy, 1035-1043, 1993

Sulphur abatement policy: implications of cost differentials, Energy Policy 21(10): 1035-1043 (SCOPUS, ISI Listed, impact factor: 4.039 and 5-year: 5.038). (1993)

This paper compares the cost of meeting pollution targets by the imposition of a uniform charge rate and by differentiated charge rates. These costs are then compared with a simple standards setting in the form of critical loads in order to see in an empirical way if economic instruments work better than regulations. Empirical results are provided with associated conclusions and policy implications.