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Economists have argued for electricity pricing that accurately reflects time-varying production costs, known as realtime pricing. While the effects on allocative efficiency and competitiveness have been examined, no previous literature has examined the environmental impacts of realtime pricing. In theory, realtime pricing would lead to a reduction in the intra-day variance of aggregate electricity usage, i.e., the electricity load shape. Some environmental advocates have argued that limitingdoi:10.3386/w13508 fatcat:6pcw2a2q5bhijh5noewvds3h5e