Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Comprehensive cost-effectiveness analysis of measures to reduce nitrogen emissions in Switzerland
Authors: Schleiniger, Reto
DOI: 10.1016/S0921-8009(98)00104-9
Published in: Ecological Economics
Volume(Issue): 30
Issue: 1
Pages: 147
Pages to: 159
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Elsevier
ISSN: 0921-8009
Language: English
Subjects: Cost-effectiveness; Nitrogen emissions; Damage index; Effluent charges
Subject (DDC): 363: Environmental and security problems
Abstract: This paper proposes a comprehensive cost-effectiveness analysis to evaluate environmental policies. While effectiveness is measured as the reduction of different pollutants aggregated to a damage index, all the other effects apart from pollutant reduction are monetarised and expressed as cost. The damage index is based on the ‘Umwelt-Belastungs-Punkte’ (UBP)-method (Environmental Impact Points) and is extended to include the different geographical ranges of various pollutants. The method is then applied to assess the cost-effectiveness of nitrogen reduction measures in Switzerland. The results indicate that a less nitrogen-intensive agricultural production and the use of a new generation of low nitrogen oxide burners are very cost-effective.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)
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