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Posts Tagged ‘Greenhouse Gas’

California Green Innovation Index

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Despite moves from the current federal administration to roll back policies that manage carbon-intensive energy sources, California continues to lead in implementing statewide policies that incentivize innovation in business, technology and carbon reduction. While California provides a strong template for others to follow in sustaining economic growth while pursuing climate change mitigation policies, there is still work to be done to ensure the state meets its emission reduction goals. Indicators relating to the carbon economy help track this progress and illustrate the changing relationship between economic vitality and environmental quality.

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Gearing Up: Smart Standards Create Good Jobs Building Cleaner Cars

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

These proposed standards would reach the equivalent of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) and 163 grams of carbon dioxide per mile (g/mi) for the average new vehicle in 2025. Hereafter we refer to these proposed joint fuel economy and greenhouse gas pollution standards simply as “the proposed standards.” In this report, we analyze the macroeconomic impacts of the proposed standards with particular attention to the net gain in U.S. employment.

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The Role of Driving in Reducing GHG Emissions and Oil Consumption

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Transportation can play a pivotal role in the national response to the related challenges of climate change and oil dependence, as the transportation sector contributed 31 percent of U.S. GHG emissions in 2008 and 72 percent of U.S. oil consumption in 2009. In addition to concerns about the effects of climate change, the increasing costs of U.S. dependence on foreign oil—which totaled more than $500 billion in 2008, approximately 4 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product in that year—have refocused the efforts of some policymakers on reducing oil consumption.

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