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What price clean air?
New York : Committee for Economic Development, [1993]
(OCoLC)646842490
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Committee for Economic Development.; Committee for Economic Development. Research and Policy Committee.
ISBN: 087186097X 9780871860972
OCLC Number: 27975854
Notes: "A statement by the Research and Policy Committee for the Committee of Economic Development."
Description: x, 96 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction and summary of policy recommendations. Improved air, higher costs --
Making regulation more cost-efficient --
Motor vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency --
Global climate change --
Gasoline taxes and the environment --
Energy dependence and environmental goals --
Summary of recommendations : Principles of regulation ; Global climate change ; Energy efficiency and air quality ; Motor vehicle fuel efficiency and emissions ; Nuclear energy ; Renewable energy --
2. Energy use and the atmosphere: the basic facts. Trends in international energy consumption --
Trends in domestic consumption : Energy efficiency in the United States --
Production and prices : Fossil fuels ; Nuclear, renewable, and other energy sources --
Trends in air pollution : National trends in pollutant emissions and air quality ; Urban air pollution --
Acid deposition: a regional problem --
Climate change: a global issue --
3. Principles of sound regulation. Why market intervention is needed to curb air pollution --
Air quality goals : Balancing benefits and costs ; Uniformity of standards ; Coordinating environmental and economic goals --
Regulatory mechanisms for controlling emissions : Command-and-control regulation ; The advantage of economic incentives ; Consistent treatment of air pollutants and sources ; Addressing distributional impacts of regulation ; Visibility of the costs of environmental regulation ; Efficiency in energy use --
Environmental policy and the federal structure --
Priorities for environmental protection --
4. Policies to address five critical issues. Global climate change : Basic options ; Efficient mechanisms for controlling GHG emissions ; Identifying efficient goals for CO[subscript 2] emissions ; Benefit-cost estimates of mitigation policies --
Energy efficiency and air quality : Comparing efficiency estimates ; Efficiency opportunities and investment decisions ; Policy recommendations --
Motor vehicle emissions and fuel efficiency : Control of motor vehicle emissions ; Motor vehicle emission charges and accelerated retirement of old vehicles ; CAFE ; Gasoline taxes --
Nuclear energy : The nuclear power industry today ; The regulatory framework --
Renewable energy : Benefits of renewable energy ; Constraints on deployment ; R & D funding ; Some promising renewable energy sources --
Appendix : National ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in effect in 1992 --
Memoranda of comment, reservation, or dissent --
Objectives of the Committee.

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