Based on the Gies and WNA articles on Energy and Electricity, please answer the following:
- Briefly summarize some of the main externalities associated with electricity generation and use. Are the externalities real, pecuniary, both?
- Compare the costs and benefits of (a) business regulations vs. (b) taxes vs. (c) subsidizing alternative energy sources as a solution to externalities from electricity.
- When considering policies aimed at correcting the externalities, is the goal of these policies to eliminate pollution? Explain