Policy Documents

No. 101 - State Greenhouse Gas Programs: An Economic and Scientific Analysis: 37 State-Specific Tables

February 15, 2003

State greenhouse gas programs aimed at reducing emissions to 7 percent less than 1990 levels could cost the average state government $3.2 billion in direct expenses and lost revenues, or 28.6 percent of an average state government’s entire 2001 revenues. Consumers would have to pay even more: approximately $10,000 a year per household in higher prices and lost income.