Acid rain provisions of the 1990 clean air amendments: affects on residential electric customers

dc.contributor.authorSinger, Susan Sullivanen
dc.contributor.departmentEconomicsen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:46:07Zen
dc.date.adate2009-09-19en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:46:07Zen
dc.date.issued1991en
dc.date.rdate2009-09-19en
dc.date.sdate2009-09-19en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis attempts to explain to what degree residential electricity prices will increase due to compliance with the sulfur dioxide provisions of the 1990 Clean Air Amendments. The Amendments were passed with widely varying estimates of the costs to the final consumer. These estimates ranged from 3 percent to 30 percent. Models were developed based on the regulatory rate structure of investor-owned utilities in the United States. The utilities were grouped by their historical selection of fuels and pollution control equipment and Chow tests were performed to identify if structural differences exist between these groups. A single equation was then derived that separated variables that created the structural difference. Regressions were then run to test the historical relationship between the electric utilities’ costs and residential bills. Next forecasts were run using the regression model above corrected for heteroskedasticity and serial correlation and compared with three estimates of increases in electric bills made before the Bill was passed.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen
dc.format.extentviii, 76 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-09192009-040223en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09192009-040223/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44840en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1991.S564.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 24583079en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1991.S564en
dc.subject.lcshAcid rain -- Law and legislation -- United Statesen
dc.subject.lcshPublic utilities -- Law and legislationen
dc.subject.lcshPublic utilities -- Ratesen
dc.titleAcid rain provisions of the 1990 clean air amendments: affects on residential electric customersen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
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