Hi IMPLAN, I am examining the impact on San Bernardino and Riverside counties (CA)of the switch from fossil fuel electricity generation to wind and solar based generation. Between 2104 and 2016 fossil fuel power generation decreased by about $2 billion while renewables increased by about $1.9 billion. The sales tax impact associated with fossil fuels generation is substantially larger than for wind and solar (in absolute value). I wonder if this could be rooted in higher employee compensation per worker for the fossil fuels sector, but the induced impacts are about the same for the fossil fuels and renewables. Are there inherent differences between the fossil and renewable power sectors that would affect the sales tax impacts? Thanks for any guidance you can provide. Kevin Duncan
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