The Costs of Reducing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions would introduce a burden on the economy because it would require curtailing the utilization of fossil fuels and changing patterns of land use. This issue brief discusses the economic impacts of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, detailing the main catalysts of costs, how analysts estimate those costs, and the amount of estimated costs. The brief also illustrates the ambiguity surrounding such estimates using studies of a recent legislative proposal, H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 12p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01148559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 4 2010 2:07PM