The Resource Climate-change policy and CO2 emissions from passenger vehicles

Climate-change policy and CO2 emissions from passenger vehicles

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Climate-change policy and CO2 emissions from passenger vehicles
Title
Climate-change policy and CO2 emissions from passenger vehicles
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Human activities are producing increasingly large quantities of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), and their accumulation in the atmosphere is expected to affect the climate throughout the world. This Congressional Budget Office issue brief examines the role of passenger vehicles (cars and light trucks) in the U.S. effort to curb those emissions. In particular, the brief looks at how putting a price on CO2 emissions--for example, through a cap-and-trade system--would affect gasoline prices and, as a consequence, vehicle emissions. Charging a price for CO2 emissions would raise the price of gasoline, but that increase--and the resulting decrease in vehicle emissions--would be relatively small. Most of the reduction in CO2 emissions would occur in other sectors. The initial impact on vehicle emissions would be particularly small: People could drive less and at slower speeds, and some could switch to public transit, but in the short run they would have few other alternatives. Over time, consumers could respond to higher gasoline prices by buying more fuel-efficient vehicles and reducing their commuting distance when an opportunity arises. Substantial increases in gasoline prices in recent years have triggered measurable responses of both types. But a CO2 price high enough to induce sizable reductions from other sources of emissions would have only a small effect on vehicle emissions of CO2. Recent changes to the automobile fuel economy standards--greatly increasing their stringency--will result in a substantial decline in vehicle emissions whether gasoline prices increase or not."
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Cataloging source
EJB
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HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents Library
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TD885.5.C3
LC item number
C55 2008 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
Series statement
Economic and budget issue brief
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  • Carbon dioxide mitigation
  • Automobiles
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
  • Automobiles
  • Carbon dioxide mitigation
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
  • United States
Label
Climate-change policy and CO2 emissions from passenger vehicles
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Oct 7, 2008)
  • "October 6, 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
261114669
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (8 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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pb2009-101989
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)261114669
System details
Mode of access: Internet from the CBO web site. Address as of 10/16/2008: http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/98xx/doc9830/10-06-ClimateChange_Brief.pdf; current access is available via PURL
Label
Climate-change policy and CO2 emissions from passenger vehicles
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Oct 7, 2008)
  • "October 6, 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
261114669
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (8 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
pb2009-101989
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)261114669
System details
Mode of access: Internet from the CBO web site. Address as of 10/16/2008: http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/98xx/doc9830/10-06-ClimateChange_Brief.pdf; current access is available via PURL

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