Policy Documents

No. 101 - State Greenhouse Gas Programs: An Economic and Scientific Analysis (ppt)

Joseph L. Bast, James M. Taylor J.D., and Jay Lehr Ph.D. –
February 1, 2003

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The real goal of environmental activists calling for greenhouse gas programs is to reduce emission to at least 7 percent below 1990 levels, the Kyoto Protocol goal. Instead of attempting to reduce emissions, states should focus on voluntary programs, repeal laws that discourage energy conservation, and encourage sequestration and adaptation to climate change.