No. 101 – State Greenhouse Gas Programs: An Economic and Scientific Analysis: Impact on Louisiana
The likely cost of a Louisiana-only greenhouse gas program to consumers and businesses — $4.2 billion — can be divided by the number of households in the state to reveal the cost per household of a typical greenhouse gas program. The actual costs would vary depending on choices made by policymakers. There were 1.7 million households in Louisiana in 2000, so the cost per household could be $26,643.
Joseph Bast is a Senior Fellow at The Heartland Institute. He cofounded Heartland in 1984, serving as executive director then as president & CEO until January 2018. His research and writing focuses on climate change and energy policy.
James Taylor is president of The Heartland Institute.