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Evaluating the Energy Security Implications of a Carbon-Constrained U.S. Economy

February 3, 2009

Examines how factors linked to U.S. energy security would be affected in eight scenarios in which carbon emissions are limited to a certain level. Assesses the feasibility of and need for low-carbon technology.

A Roadmap for a Secure, Low-Carbon Energy Economy

February 3, 2009

Proposes a set of policies to address both energy security and climate change, including investing in better infrastructure, energy efficiency, and clean-energy jobs; reforming incentives to promote green technology; and forming a natural gas strategy.

Outside the Cap: Opportunities and Limitations of Greenhouse Gas Offsets

December 31, 2008

Explains the role of carbon offsets in providing flexibility and containing costs in a cap-and-trade program to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Recommends rigorous quantification, verification, and enforcement criteria to ensure the caps' integrity.

Federalism in the Greenhouse: Defining a Role for States in a Federal Cap-and-Trade Program

September 30, 2008

Reviews arguments for federal- and state-led action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Argues for a hybrid approach with options to enable states to implement innovations and more aggressive reductions to complement a federal cap-and-trade program.