Tag Archives: externalities

Pigovian Tax

A pigovian tax is a tax is a tax applied to market activity that is generating negative externalities.  This is a great term and Wikipedia has a nice overview of it – here. Or here in this article. A carbon … Continue reading

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Cost of Mountain Top Removal

I have long been deeply disturbed by mountain top removal methods of mining coal.  Vast tracts of land are permanently degraded from a great number of standpoints.  In essence, for many purposes the land is taken out of circulation for … Continue reading

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Externalities of Nuclear Energy

  I ran across this insightful comment to this post: http://theenergycollective.com/robertwilson190/257481/why-power-density-matters#comment-80591 The comment is by: Robert Mitchell The comment goes into great detail about the costs of insuring nuclear power plants that are left up to the taxpayer rather than, … Continue reading

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Externalities

Many suggest that renewable energy gets an unfair break because it is subsidized.  However they often fail to realize that fossil fuels and nuclear are also subsidized.  Further, they have other costs that are not reflected in their price.  In … Continue reading

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