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dc.contributor.authorGravatt, A. K.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-02T01:24:37Z
dc.date.available2012-08-02T01:24:37Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4731
dc.description.abstractThe majority of decision-makers in New Zealand are of libertarian persuasion. In line with this thinking the electricity industry is moving towards marginal cost pricing. As with other business enterprises this move is occurring without regard for the long term social and environmental consequences of electricity pricing. This report discusses the present pricing structure and compares it with an alternative structure known as progressive pricing. The approach taken is to consider these pricing mechanisms in terms of their impact on: social equity; economic efficiency; and environmental sustainability. Each pricing system has merits. The present pricing system is more likely to achieve efficiency. Progressive pricing, in the form proposed, is more likely to be developed in a manner that can incorporate environmental costs and fulfil a goal of egalitarian equity. In conclusion, although there are potential advantages with the progressive pricing structure more work is required to determine its suitability for the New Zealand electricity market.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectefficiencyen
dc.subjectsocial equityen
dc.subjectsustainable developmenten
dc.subjectelectricity industryen
dc.subjectprogressive pricingen
dc.subjectelectricity pricingen
dc.subjectpricing structuresen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectenergy consumptionen
dc.titleProgressive pricing : an alternative technique for the electricity industryen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorCherry, Neil
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc140205 Environment and Resource Economicsen
dc.subject.anzsrc150507 Pricing (incl. Consumer Value Estimation)en
dc.subject.anzsrc140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisationen


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