Past Seminar

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

Jun 4, 2008 Video

About the Event

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions
What are the Opportunities, at What Price, and Through What Policies?
Wednesday, June 4, 2008                                                                                                                               12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

1st Floor Conference Room
Resources for the Future
1616 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

A central question for U.S. climate policy is the opportunity and cost of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and the best approaches to achieve them. In December, McKinsey & Company and the Conference Board released a major report - Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Much at What Cost? This analysis finds that 30 to 45 percent of forecast 2030 greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced at costs of less than $50 per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent - and potentially far less if sizeable energy efficiency gains are captured. Our panel described and discussed these findings and their implications for the current policy debate.

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  • Terry Dinan
  • William A. Pizer, University Fellow, Susan B. King Professor and Associate Dean for Programs, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Faculty Fellow, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University