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How Much Could South Asia Benefit from Regional Electricity Cooperation and Trade?

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Timilsina, Govinda R.
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Toman, Michael
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Karacsonyi, Jorge
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de Tena Diego, Luca
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2015-07-17T20:04:27Z
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2015-07-17T20:04:27Z
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2015-06
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The South Asia region is lagging behind many regions in the world in regional electricity cooperation and trading, despite the huge anticipated benefits. This study uses an electricity planning model that produces optimal expansion of electricity generation capacities and transmission interconnections in the long-term to quantify the benefits of unrestricted cross-border electricity trade in the South Asia during 2015–40. The study finds that the unrestricted electricity trade provision would save US$226 billion (US$9 billion per year) of electricity supply costs over the period. The ratio of the present value of benefits, in the form of reduction of fuel costs, to the present value of increased costs due to generation and interconnection would be 5.3. The provision would reduce regional power sector carbon dioxide emissions by 8 percent, mainly because of substitution of coal-based generation with hydro-based generation, although regional emissions would be well above current levels absent other policy interventions. To achieve these benefits, the region is estimated to add 95,000 megawatts of new cross-border transmission interconnection capacity.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/22224
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 7341
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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COAL RESOURCES
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HIGH ELECTRICITY DEMAND
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BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY
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TRANSMISSION CAPACITY
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POWER PLANTS
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RENEWABLE RESOURCES
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SUBCRITICAL PLANTS
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DOMESTIC GAS
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FOSSIL FUELS
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AIR QUALITY
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GAS TURBINES
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GAS TURBINE
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WIND POWER GENERATION
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POWER STATIONS
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ELECTRICITY GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES
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GENERATION
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COST OF ELECTRICITY
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ENERGY SOURCE
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WIND
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COSTS OF ELECTRICITY
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ELECTRICITY SYSTEM
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EMISSIONS
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COAL PLANTS
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ENERGY GENERATION
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GAS
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PRICE
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PEAK DEMAND
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VOLTAGE
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CLEANER
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POWER SYSTEM
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STEAM TURBINE
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BORDER TRANSMISSION
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CYCLE TECHNOLOGY
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BIOMASS
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CAPACITY UTILIZATION
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GENERATION CAPACITY
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WIND COSTS
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PETROLEUM
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DIESEL ENGINES
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INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE
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LNG
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OIL
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POWER SYSTEMS
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POWER GENERATION
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STEAM TURBINE TECHNOLOGY
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ENERGY SOURCES
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POWER SECTOR
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GAS DEVELOPMENT
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ENERGY SUPPLY
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WATER
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ENERGY RESOURCES
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CAPACITY FACTOR
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WIND GENERATION
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STEAM TURBINES
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COAL TRANSPORTATION
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ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
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GRID POWER
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POLLUTION
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GRID CONNECTION
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WIND GENERATORS
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POWER COMPANY
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SOLAR ENERGY
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PRICE ELASTICITY
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TRANSMISSION INTERCONNECTION
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HYDRO POWER PLANTS
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RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY
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FOSSIL FUEL RESERVES
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FUELS
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THERMAL POWER
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FUEL COSTS
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BORDER TRADE
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NATURAL GAS POWER
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TURBINE
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EMISSION
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PEAK LOAD
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POWER GENERATION CAPACITY
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POWER DEMAND
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GAS PROJECTS
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GAS TURBINE TECHNOLOGY
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GRID CONNECTIONS
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HEAT
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THERMAL EFFICIENCY
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DOMESTIC COAL
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CLIMATE CHANGE
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MINERAL RESOURCES
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DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY
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ELECTRIC POWER
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BALANCE
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POWER CORPORATION
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CYCLE POWER PLANTS
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DEMAND PEAKS
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ELECTRICITY DEMAND
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HEAT RATE
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HYDRO POWER
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UTILITIES
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INTERNAL COMBUSTION
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POWER
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ELECTRICITY
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
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GAS SUPPLY
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WIND POWER
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GREEN POWER
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ELECTRICITY GENERATION MIX
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SUPPLY COSTS
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HYDROPOWER
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POLLUTANTS
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ELECTRICITY GENERATION
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FOSSIL FUEL
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BORDER ELECTRICITY TRADE
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ELECTRICITY CAPACITY
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FUEL PRICES
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TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
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SOLAR POWER
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PRIMARY ENERGY
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POWER PRODUCTION
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TURBINES
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ENERGY OUTLOOK
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ELECTRICITY GENERATION CAPACITY
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NATURAL GAS
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COMBUSTION
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TRANSMISSION LINE
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INVESTMENT
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PARTICULATES
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WIND POWER PRODUCTION
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ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
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ELECTRICITY PRICE
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DOMESTIC ENERGY
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POWER CAPACITY
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COAL
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NUCLEAR POWER
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TARIFF
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FUEL
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FUEL TYPE
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AVAILABILITY
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FACILITIES
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CAPACITY INVESTMENTS
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INVESTMENTS
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RENEWABLE SOURCES
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CAPACITY FACTORS
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WIND CAPACITY
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RENEWABLE ENERGY
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PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
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ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION
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DIESEL
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POWER FLOWS
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PIPELINE
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ENERGY COSTS
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FOSSIL
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COAL PRICE
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PRICES
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APPROACH
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GRID ELECTRICITY
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POWER PLANT
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ENERGY
dc.title
How Much Could South Asia Benefit from Regional Electricity Cooperation and Trade?
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Working Paper
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okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea
Climate Change
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2015-06-26
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/06/24713153/much-south-asia-benefit-regional-electricity-cooperation-trade
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Energy and Extractives
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-7341
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090224b082f93b46_1_0
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24713153
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WPS7341
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2015/06/26/090224b082f93b46/1_0/Rendered/PDF/How0much0could0peration0and0trade00.pdf
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South Asia
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South Asia
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Energy :: Electric Power
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Energy :: Energy Conservation & Efficiency
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Energy :: Energy Trade
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Energy :: Energy and Environment
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Environment :: Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases
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International Economics and Trade :: Trade and Regional Integration
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Environment and Energy Team, Development Research Group

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