U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions
What are the Opportunities, at What Price, and Through What Policies?
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
1st Floor Conference Room
Resources for the Future
1616 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
A central question for U.S. climate policy is the opportunity and cost of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and the best approaches to achieve them. In December, McKinsey & Company and the Conference Board released a major report - Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Much at What Cost? This analysis finds that 30 to 45 percent of forecast 2030 greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced at costs of less than $50 per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent - and potentially far less if sizeable energy efficiency gains are captured. Our panel described and discussed these findings and their implications for the current policy debate.
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