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Valuing Climate Impacts in Integrated Assessment Models: The MIT IGSM
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2012-05-22)
We discuss a strategy for investigating the impacts of climate change on Earth’s physical, biological and human resources and links to their socio-economic consequences. The features of the integrated global system framework ...
The Economic, Energy, and GHG Emissions Impacts of Proposed 2017–2025 Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards in the United States
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2012-07-31)
Increases in the U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards for 2017 to 2025 model year light-duty vehicles are currently under consideration. This analysis uses an economy-wide model with detail in the passenger ...
Climate Co-benefits of Tighter SO2 and NOx Regulations in China
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2012-10-01)
Air pollution has been recognized as a significant problem in China. In its Twelfth Five Year Plan (FYP), China proposes to reduce SO2 and NOx emissions significantly, and here we investigate the cost of achieving those ...
Shale Gas Production: Potential versus Actual GHG Emissions
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2012-11)
Estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shale gas production and use are controversial. Here we assess the level of GHG emissions from shale gas well hydraulic fracturing operations in the United States during ...