Found 3 article(s) for author 'emissions'

A Breath of Bad Air: Cost of the Trump Environmental Agenda May Lead to 80 000 Extra Deaths per Decade

A Breath of Bad Air: Cost of the Trump Environmental Agenda May Lead to 80 000 Extra Deaths per Decade. David Cutler, Francesca Dominici, June 12, 2018, Paper, “President Donald Trump and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt have pledged to reexamine landmark environmental policies and to repeal regulations. In their view, excessive regulations are harming US industry, and thus reducing regulation will be good for business. As Donald Trump has said, seemingly without irony, “We are going to get rid of the regulations that are just destroying us. You can’t breathe—you cannot breathe.”” Link

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Learning from Nationally Determined Contributions

Learning from Nationally Determined Contributions. Joseph Aldy, April 2018, Paper, “National governments have submitted emissions mitigation pledges under the Paris Agreement that vary considerably in form, level of required emissions mitigation, elaboration of nonemissions goals, and implementation strategies. As a result, domestic emissions mitigation programs necessary to deliver on the Paris pledges will diverge in the degree to which that mitigation will be achieved at least cost. This paper explores both what we learn from how nationally determined contributions (NDCs) diverge from least-cost policies and the implications for comparing mitigation efforts.Link

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Don’t Roll Back the Vehicle Fuel Standards

Don’t Roll Back the Vehicle Fuel Standards. Jody Freeman, March 8, 2017, Opinion, “One of the signal achievements of the Obama administration was reaching an agreement with the auto industry to dramatically increase fuel efficiency standards for vehicles, doubling them to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. The industry now wants to renege. At its behest, the Trump administration is expected to initiate a rollback.Link

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