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Are we following the right path?: assessment of the Portuguese thermoelectricity generation on atmospheric emissions
Mónica Meireles (Meireles, M.); Isabel Soares (Soares, I.); Óscar Afonso (Afonso, O.);
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European Research Studies Journal
Ano (publicação definitiva)
2012
Língua
Inglês
País
Grécia
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Abstract/Resumo
This paper examines the Portuguese electricity-supply-sector evolution within the EU-27 and its impact on atmospheric emissions. Using a dataset of SO2, NOx, CO2 and particulates emissions for Portuguese thermoelectricity plants between 1990 and 2008, the performed panel data model shows emissions to be a positive function of fossil fuel combustible use. Nevertheless, these results denote a more “impressive” correlation per GWh generated than in other EU countries. They also indicate that only SO2 emissions are a negative function of liberalization, which may be explained by the market power of the incumbent that does not feel threatened to adopt environmental improvements.
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Palavras-chave
Electricity sector,Thermoelectricity generation,Atmospheric emissions
  • Economia e Gestão - Ciências Sociais