Friday, May 11, 2007

Assessment of U.S. Cap-and-Trade Proposals

Weekend reading from MIT.

From the abstract:

"Initial period prices for the first group of proposals, in carbon dioxide equivalents, are estimated between $30 and $50 per ton CO2-e depending on where each falls in the 50% to 80% range, with these prices rising by a factor of four by 2050."

HT: DeSmogblog (I think. You decide: "And finally, and not surpirsingly (sic), Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), waved about a report claiming that curbing greenhouse gas would cost the United States $366 billion a year by 2015".)
This was not a well written post. At first I couldn't discern whether the writer disliked the senator or the report. What report was "waved about" by the senator?

I believe this is the paper in question.

Alternate weekend reading list:

"The Associated Press Stylebook"

"Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences"

'The Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Style and Usage"

"Strunk & White"