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Unstranding "Stranded Cost" Securitizations: New Applications for a Proven Technology

7 April 2008
Mayer Brown Article
Spring 2008 - Originally developed to compensate U.S. electric utilities for regulatory assets rendered uneconomic by deregulation, so-called "stranded cost" securitization techniques are finding new applications for the financing of mandatory pollution control equipment and other similar expenditures, for catastrophic storm reconstruction expenditures and, as proposed by the author, possibly for "synthetic" carbon emission reduction for new fossilfueled power plants or purchases.


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