Valuation of Health Impacts of Air Pollution from Power Plants in Asia: A Practical Guide
Assigning a monetary value for air quality reduction and associated health outcomes of electricity generation is both difficult and essential. This paper reviews the Impact Pathway Approach for valuing health costs of air pollution.
Opportunity Cost of Natural Gas Subsidies in Bangladesh
This paper estimates the opportunity cost of underpricing or subsidizing gas in Bangladesh.
Energy Policy Options for Sustainable Development in Bangladesh
Bangladesh today faces a different future than it did decades ago when bundant natural gas seemed to be the key to prosperity. This study uses a computable general equilibrium model to evaluate major energy policy issues facing Bangladesh.
Willingness to Pay for Good Quality, Uninterrupted Power Supply in Madhya Pradesh, India
This study undertakes a contingent valuation survey using a stratified random sample of 2,083 households in rural Madhya Pradesh, India, with the objective of estimating the benefits of an improved electricity supply to rural households. Survey results clearly show that existing electricity services are very poor and rural households consider good quality uninterrupted power supply as a top development priority.
Valuing Electricity Service Attributes: A Choice Experiment Study in Madhya Pradesh, India
This study unbundles and values electricity service attributes using a choice experiment study covering 2,083 households in Madhya Pradesh, India.
Willingness to Pay and Inclusive Tariff Designs for Improved Water Supply Services in Khulna, Bangladesh
The Khulna Water Supply Project aims at improving the access to safe water through the piped network in Khulna City, the third largest city in Bangladesh with a population of approximately 1 million.
Energy Trade in South Asia: Opportunities and Challenges
The South Asia Regional Energy Study was completed as an important component of the technical assistance project Preparing the Energy Sector Dialogue and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Energy Center Capacity Development.
Financial and Economic Assessment of Biodiesel Production and Use in India
Biofuels are receiving increased attention because they have the potential to enhance the energy security of energy-deficit countries while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They also offer opportunities for inclusive rural development. Prevailing administered prices do not provide adequate financial incentives to produce biodiesel in India, as this paper shows. In contrast to financial analysis, social cost-benefit analysis reveals that biodiesel production from jatropha and pongamia is economically viable.
Energy Security and Economics of Indian Biofuel Strategy in a Global Context
Biodiesel expansion, when combined with energy efficiency improvements and food productivity increases, could provide India much better opportunities for enhanced energy security, food security, and climate change mitigation.
Economy-Wide Impacts of Biodiesel Production and Use in India: A Computable General Equilibrium Model Assessment
Biofuels are receiving the attention of policy makers of energy-deficient nations as a means to enhance energy security and reduce carbon emissions. Economy-wide impacts of allocating vast amounts of agricultural resources for energy crop production are not well understood. This paper assesses the economy-wide impacts of growing biodiesel crops to meet 20% blending target set in the biofuel policy of India.