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Cars, Climate and the EPA: Issues in Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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Editors: Carolynne D. Burgdoerfer
Book Description:
As Congress considers legislation to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change, attention has focused on "cap-and-trade" legislation. Such legislation would set a national cap of GHG emissions, with allowances to emit limited amounts of the gases distributed or auctioned to affected parties. Recently, there has also been discussion of taxes on greenhouse-gas-emitting substances, which proponents argue would provide greater transparency and a clearer price signal. This book examines the proponents of legislation who counter that the threat of climate change is too important for action to be delayed, and that energy-efficiency and lower GHG emissions can be the building blocks of a program to restore the economy as well as to protect the environment.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Cars and Climate: What Can EPA Do to Control Greenhouse Gases from Mobile Sources?
(James E. McCarthy)pp.1-26

Legal Consequences of EPA's Endangerment Finding for New Motor Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions
(Robert Meltz)pp.27-56

Waiver Authority Under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
(Brent D. Yacobucci)pp.57-64

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology Vehicles: Issues in Congress
(Brent D. Yacobucci)pp.65-88

Vehicle Fuel Economy: NHTSA and EPA's Partnership for Setting Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards Improved Analysis and Should be Maintained
(GAO)pp.89-146

Chapter Resources pp.147-148

Index pp.149-154

   Series:
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
      Energy Policies, Politics and Prices
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9, pp.154
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-963-7
   Status: AV
  
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