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By invitation only
EMF 32 will focus on energy-economic models to assess emissions, energy and economic outcomes from a plausible range of US policies to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs). Of particular interest will be how fiscal decisions on revenue distribution might affect these outcomes. A goal of this study is to objectively inform policy decisions faced by legislators and administrators at the federal and state level in the US. The study group will develop a consensus on how to represent a business as usual base line that includes policies already in place, such as fuel economy standards and existing state level renewable portfolio standards. Potential policy scenarios to be considered include carbon pricing (tax or cap-and-trade) and a power sector only policy. This first meeting will discuss the scope and objectives of the EMF 32 study.