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Friday, March 17 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Easel 32: ENVS Capstone: From Coal to Clean Energy: A Choice Survey Analysis

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The objective of this study is to quantify the general public's preferences regarding the transition of existing coal energy to clean energy. By replacing existing coal capacity, we can improve air quality in terms of human health while also combating climate change. My research question becomes, how much more money are people willing to pay to see a greater proportion of their energy come from renewables as we transition away from using coal? Through a choice modeling survey, I will find stakeholder's willingness to pay for replacing coal in favor of clean energy. Once the study is completed, I predict that the results will show policy makers that the public is willing to pay a larger sum of money to see their electricity come from a renewable energy source as opposed to coal or natural gas.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Leyburn Library