New Government Report: Climate Change: Design Approaches for a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program
Climate Change: Design Approaches for a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program
by Larry Parker
Paperback, 27 pages, 2008, $20.00
Facets of the cost issue that have raised concern regarding a greenhouse gas reduction program include absolute costs to the economy, distribution of costs across industries, competitive impact domestically and internationally, incentives for new technologies, and uncertainty about costs.
Contents of this report: (1) Intro: Price Versus Quantity Debate; (2) Five Dimensions of the Cost Issue; (3) Addressing Cost Concerns: Tonnage Options; Expand Supply Options; Carbon Tax: Economic-Based Circuit Breaker; Technology-Based Timetable: Banking and Borrowing; Auctioning Permits; Safety Valve; (4) Illustrative Approaches; (5) Resolving the Price-Quantity Issue; (6) Selected Options to Address Cost Uncertainty of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs. Charts and tables.
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