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Benefits and Costs of Methane Emission Reduction in the Irish National Herd

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dc.contributor.author Garvey, Eoghan en
dc.contributor.author Mc Inerney, Niall en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-10T13:59:42Z en
dc.date.available 2010-05-10T13:59:42Z en
dc.date.issued 2004 en
dc.identifier.citation Perez I., Hynes S., Garvey E., & Mc Inerney N.(2004)" Benefits and Costs of Methane Emission Reduction in the Irish National Herd" (Working Paper No. 0088) National University of Ireland, Galway. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/988 en
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we compare many of the widely available estimated global benefits of abatement with the costs to Irish agriculture, as estimated by the CAPRI model. We apply the model to Ireland only, in a simple comparative static simulation, and assume fixed prices. We focus more on methane reduction than GWP reduction as a whole, because most of the discussion regarding global warming from agriculture in Ireland has focused on methane. Our results suggest that the costs of methane abatement to the farming sector do indeed outweigh the global benefits, except in the case of very small methane abatements. However, if one also factors in the gains to society of the FEOGA budget rebates, then all losses disappear, and in fact net financial gains occur. We conclude that this may have implications for the design of methane reduction policies. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher National University of Ireland, Galway en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Report;No. 0088 en
dc.subject Methane en
dc.subject Abatement costs en
dc.subject Agriculture en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject Economics en
dc.title Benefits and Costs of Methane Emission Reduction in the Irish National Herd en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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