Climate Change: Design Approaches for a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program

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This report explores strategies to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and options to address the cost issue in four parts. First, the basic economic tradeoff between controlling the quantity of GHG emissions and the program's compliance costs is introduced and explained. Second, the five dimensions of the cost issue that have arisen so far in the climate change debate are identified and discussed. Third, a representative sample of proposed approaches to address cost concerns is compared and analyzed according to the five cost dimensions identified previously. Finally, the proposed options are summarized and opportunities to combine or merge different approaches are analyzed.

Creator(s): Parker, Larry
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 2, 2008
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Parker, Larry

Specialist in Energy Policy Resources, Science, and Industry Division

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 2, 2008
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United States
Description:

This report explores strategies to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and options to address the cost issue in four parts. First, the basic economic tradeoff between controlling the quantity of GHG emissions and the program's compliance costs is introduced and explained. Second, the five dimensions of the cost issue that have arisen so far in the climate change debate are identified and discussed. Third, a representative sample of proposed approaches to address cost concerns is compared and analyzed according to the five cost dimensions identified previously. Finally, the proposed options are summarized and opportunities to combine or merge different approaches are analyzed.

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30 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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