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Projected U.S. Emissions under Different Federal Regulatory Scenarios and State Scenarios
This chart is based on WRI's analysis of
potential reductions under existing federal authorities
and announced state actions through 2030.
The three potential reduction scenarios analyzed
include a “Lackluster” scenario that aggregates
reductions at the lower end of what is technically
feasible and therefore represents low regulatory
ambition; a “Middle-of-the-Road” scenario that
combines reductions generally in the middle of the
range considered technically feasible and corresponding
to moderate regulatory ambition; and a “Go-Getter”
scenario that adds up reductions that may be considered
toward the higher end of what is technically feasible
and corresponds to higher regulatory ambition. State-level reductions were quantified
using economy-wide greenhouse gas reduction targets
and regional cap-and-trade programs.
This chart depicts the additional reductions achievable when three state-level scenarios are added to the federal
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