February 28, 2007
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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1992
Analysis of Carbon Reduction in New York State, 105 pp.,
June 1991. New York State Energy Off., Div. Planning, Two Rockefeller Pl.,
Albany NY 12223; no charge.
Prepared in conjunction with the Departments of Environmental Conservation
and Public Service as part of the State Energy Plan, which called for New York
to examine actions necessary to achieve a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions by the
year 2008. Without action, emissions would rise by 38% over the period.
Emissions can be stabilized without significantly increasing energy costs,
through cost-effective energy efficiency measures and other low-cost actions.
These include automobile mileage standards, improving efficiency of building
furnaces and boilers, reforestation, and wind and solar electricity generation.
A federal carbon tax of $5 a ton would mitigate emissions significantly only if
revenues were earmarked for financing carbon reduction measures; it would raise
the price of gasoline and electricity about 1%. There are chapters or appendices
on externality values for carbon emissions, carbon sequestration through
reforestation, and carbon tax evaluation.
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