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NAS Offers Framework For Carbon Cost Updates Amid Trump Threat

January 11, 2017
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is offering a framework for continuous improvement of the social cost of carbon (SCC), the metric used to quantify the benefits of EPA and other agencies' greenhouse gas control policies, with NAS panel members arguing continued use of the SCC is inevitable. But they remained mum on whether the estimates should rise or fall -- leaving backers and critics of the carbon cost tool to debate the impacts of the new report. Defenders of...

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