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West Virginia's economy is concentrated in energy-producing and energy-consuming sectors. The state's energy-intensive economy evolved in response to abundant supplies of comparatively low-cost energy - coal, natural gas, and electricity. Thus, the state and the welfare of its residents are particularly sensitive to events that change the behavior of energy markets. There are presently several prospective changes in public policy that could have large effects on coal and electricity markets in West Virginia and nationally. A natural response to any of these recent or prospective policies is to ask, "What kind of impacts will this have in West Virginia's energy markets?" Furthermore, "With the state economy so dependent on energy-intensive industries, what could this policy do to broader measures of state economic activity, such as employment, GSP, personal incomes, or population?" This report addresses those questions for the Kyoto Protocol.

West Virginia's economy is concentrated in energy-producing and energy-consuming sectors. The state's energy-intensive economy evolved in response to abundant supplies of comparatively low-cost energy - coal, natural gas, and electricity. Thus, the state and the welfare of its residents are particularly sensitive to events that change the behavior of energy markets. There are presently several prospective changes in public policy that could have large effects on coal and electricity markets in West Virginia and nationally. A natural response to any of these recent or prospective policies is to ask, "What kind of impacts will this have in West Virginia's energy markets?" Furthermore, "With the state economy so dependent on energy-intensive industries, what could this policy do to broader measures of state economic activity, such as employment, GSP, personal incomes, or population?" This report addresses those questions for Phase II SO2 restrictions under Title IV of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.

West Virginia's economy is concentrated in energy-producing and energy-consuming sectors. The state's energy-intensive economy evolved in response to abundant supplies of comparatively low-cost energy - coal, natural gas, and electricity. Thus, the state and the welfare of its residents are particularly sensitive to events that change the behavior of energy markets. There are presently several prospective changes in public policy that could have large effects on coal and electricity markets in West Virginia and nationally. A natural response to any of these recent or prospective policies is to ask, "What kind of impacts will this have in West Virginia's energy markets?" Furthermore, "With the state economy so dependent on energy-intensive industries, what could this policy do to broader measures of state economic activity, such as employment, GSP, personal incomes, or population?" This report addresses those questions for EPA's NOx SIP Call.

There is a clear interest in assessing the economic impact of the Wisconsin Focus on Energy (FOE) program - both the initial pilot as implemented in one corner of the state, and the larger program rolled out at a statewide level. It became clear during the course of the initial pilot evalulation effort that while the measurable, immediate impacts of the pilot program were modest, the longer-term economic impact of a sustained statewide program could be much more substantial. Accordingly, this report covers two related topics: (1) it examines the magnitude of initial impacts for selected elements of the pilot program as a means of testing the methodology and highlighting its key data needs, and (2) it illustrates the application of a broadened approach for assessing longer-term impacts of the full statewide program.

This paper is an economic-impact assessment of a potential biodiesel industry in New York State.

This study shows the economic impact of proposed improvements to the electricity distribution system in Connecticut.

A discussion on the effects of deregulation in electric industry in New Jersey.

This report analyzes the economic impact of Exelon's six nuclear energy facilities in the state of Illinois.

This analysis offers a look at the macroeconomic effects of the proposed Zephyr Power Transmission Project running from Wyoming to Nevada.

This report analyzed the impacts of Focus on Energy's portfolio of programs from 2012 to 2036 within the state of Wisconsin.

This analysis offers a look at the macroeconomic effects of the proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line running from upstate New York to New York City and Long Island.

This presentation outlines the use of the REMI model and its potential application for macroeconomic analysis of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

This study examines the economic impact of three distributed (rooftop) solar deployment scenarios in the APS service territory for the study period 2016-2035, including the legacy effects of each scenario throughout the (assumed) 30 year economic life of distributed solar systems.

This study examines the potential economic impact of compliance with proposed section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, also known as the Clean Power Plan, in the state of Montana.

This paper examines the economic impact of the adoption of hybrid light and electric vehicles in the state of Connecticut.