Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering

Valuation of Environmental Externalities in China’s Coal-fired Power Generation: A Latent Class Approach

Authors
Qiong Cai, Xiaoli Zhao, Yanan Hu, Kaiyan Luo
Corresponding Author
Qiong Cai
Available Online October 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/seee-15.2015.15How to use a DOI?
Keywords
coal-based power sector; environmental externalities; choice model; willingness to pay; China
Abstract
This paper applies the Latent Class (LC) approach to investigate households’ preferences on air quality and study environmental externalities in China’s coal-based power sector. We conduct a choice experiment where people are asked to choose among three hypothetical air quality improvement options and status quo characterized by different attributes. Reduction of CO2 emissions and PM2.5 (dust emissions), acid rain (SO2 and NOx emissions) and additional electricity bill are presented to respondents as attributes. Our results show that all levels of attributes were statistically significant and positive contributors to welfare. The results implies that the households in China are willing to pay an additional electricity bill for air quality improvement related to coal-based power sector, and willing to pay more for better air quality.
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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
October 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-119-3
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/seee-15.2015.15How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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