A sound understanding of the economics
of offsets-in particular, of the potential
supply of offsets under future policy
scenarios and market conditions-is
critically important for policymakers
as they address major design decisions
in crafting climate policy....
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A sound understanding of the economics
Charts & Graphs
This chart assesses potential green-program impacts per $1 billion of U.S. government economic-recovery spending.
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This "roadmap" presents the results of a year-long
effort by the [Center for Strategic and International Studies](http://www.csis.org) (CSIS) and WRI to identify a set of policies to
address energy security and climate change simultaneously...
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This study uses a national agro-environmental production model to evaluate the environmental and economic impacts of introducing a market for corn stover to support a stover-based ethanol industry.
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In this paper, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the World Resources Institute examine eight scenarios for technological development and energy use in the United States in 2035. All envision limiting the atmospheric concentration of...
Opportunities and Limitations of Greenhouse Gas Offsetsby and -
Carbon offset programs require the application of rigorous quantification, verification, and enforcement criteria in order to ensure that the integrity of greenhouse gas (GHG) caps is not compromised. Some types of climate change mitigation activities---especially those involving soil or forest...
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This publication is a transcript of Jonathan Lash's annual Environmental Stories to Watch address, which he gave on December 17th, 2008 at the Newseum. For the past six years, WRI has invited members of the press to join in a conversation about what we think will be the environmental...
Agricultural Residues, Ethanol, and the Environmentby and -
This analysis explores the implications of corn stover harvest for soil carbon loss, nutrient (nitrogen) pollution, and erosion, as well as the potential to mitigate those impacts using available agricultural best management practices (BMPs) such as reduced tillage intensity and integration of...
WRI established its U.S. office in 1982. We work to improve water quality, increase awareness of local climate change impacts, and identify cost-effective emissions-reduction opportunities in the United States. Learn more about our Eutrophication and Hypoxia, Water Quality Trading, U.S. Local Climate Impacts Initiative, and U.S. Climate Action projects.
This chart is an adaptation based up the original chart from EEI.
This chart is a reproduction of this chart from EEI that has been used to suggest that EPA's regulatory
Comparison of Actual and Projected Corporate Average Fuel Economy for New Passenger Vehicles
As a result of rapid development over the last 40 years, the vast majority of land in the southern U.S. has been in some way impacted by human activity.
This report was designed to provide guidance to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project developers, regulators, and local communities as they engage in discussions regarding potential CCS projects.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released pollution permitting guidance for state and local environmental agencies, detailing how to apply Best Available Control Technology (BACT) requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large new polluters.
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Unless solutions can be found that ensures land owners realize the full value of the benefits provided
The Federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) are incentives for
development and deployment of renewable energy technologies. This document provides
an update on their benefits, applicability to specific technologies, and expiration dates.