William Pizer

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The Competitiveness Impacts of Climate Change Mitigation Policies

A close look at the historical relationship between energy prices and U.S. production and consumption of energy-intensive goods suggests that energy-intensive manufacturers are likely to face only modest “competitiveness” impacts under a U.S. greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, according to this …

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Discounting the Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation: How Much Do Uncertain Rates Increase Valuations?

How do we compare the costs of greenhouse gas mitigation measures taken today with the benefits produced by these actions in the future? How do we calculate the value of an investment when benefits will continue to accrue over centuries? …

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