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Federal financial incentives to induce early experience producing unconventional liquid fuels [electronic resource] / Frank Camm, James T. Bartis, Charles J. Bushman.

By: Camm, Frank A, 1949-.
Contributor(s): Bartis, James T, 1945- | Bushman, Claudia L | Rand Corporation | Project Air Force (U.S.) | Rand Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment (Organization).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Technical report (Rand Corporation): TR-586-AF/NETL.Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2008Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 77 p.) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9780833045102 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0833045105 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780833048653 (electronic bk.); 0833048651 (electronic bk.).Report number: TR-586-AF/NETLSubject(s): Coal liquefaction -- United States | Federal aid to energy development -- United States | Energy development -- United States | TECHNOLOGY -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Federal financial incentives to induce early experience producing unconventional liquid fuels.DDC classification: 338.2/324 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Designing an effective long-term public-private relationship -- Assessing financial effects under uncertainty --Policy effects with 100-percent equity financing -- Policy effects with debt financing -- Implications for robust financial-incentive packages -- Can formal source selection help the government create an integrated policy? -- Conclusions -- Appendixes: A. Structure of the spreadsheet analysis that implements the cash-flow model -- B. How debt and loan guarantees affect investors and the government.
Summary: The government, as a principal, may seek to induce a private investor, as anagent, to build and operate an unconventional-oil production plant topromote early production experience with such plants. Facing significantuncertainty about the future, it also wants to limit the cost to the publicof doing this. This report offers an analytic way to design and assesspackages of policy instruments that the government can use to achieve itsgoal.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 75-77).

"RAND Project Air Force and Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment."

Introduction -- Designing an effective long-term public-private relationship -- Assessing financial effects under uncertainty --Policy effects with 100-percent equity financing -- Policy effects with debt financing -- Implications for robust financial-incentive packages -- Can formal source selection help the government create an integrated policy? -- Conclusions -- Appendixes: A. Structure of the spreadsheet analysis that implements the cash-flow model -- B. How debt and loan guarantees affect investors and the government.

The government, as a principal, may seek to induce a private investor, as anagent, to build and operate an unconventional-oil production plant topromote early production experience with such plants. Facing significantuncertainty about the future, it also wants to limit the cost to the publicof doing this. This report offers an analytic way to design and assesspackages of policy instruments that the government can use to achieve itsgoal.

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