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A linear programming approach to evaluate economic instruments for intra-firm SPM emissions reduction trading within M/s Tata Steel, Jamshedpur

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A linear programming model is developed to calculate optimum SPM abatements at different emitting sources of M/s Tata Steel to achieve the abatement limits for the environmental bubble with least cost. An environmental bubble with its limit equal to the sum of permitted SPM emissions at all the emitting sources of M/s Tata Steel is considered. The optimum SPM abatements at different emitting sources of M/s Tata Steel are calculated using the developed model for environmental bubble and two emission offsets of 2 MT and 4 MT. The possible intra-firm trading of SPM emission reductions among different emitting sources at M/s Tata Steel is discussed.

Keywords: market based instruments, regional air emissions management, linear programming model, environmental bubble, emission offset, SPM emissions, economic instruments, SPM abatements, steel industry, India, air pollution, pollution emissions, emissions trading

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