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Main Title Lessons from the Clean Air Act : building durability and adaptability into U.S. climate and energy policy /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Carlson, Ann E.,
Burtraw, Dallas,
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2019
OCLC Number 1055570245
ISBN 9781108421522; 1108421520; 9781108432665; 1108432662
Subjects Air--Pollution--Law and legislation--United States. ; Air--Pollution--Law and legislation--Compliance costs--United States. ; Air quality management--United States. ; Climatic changes--Government policy--United States. ; Energy policy--United States.
Additional Subjects United States.--Clean Air Act.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  KF3812.L47 2019 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/12/2019
ELCM  KF3812.L47 2019 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 07/23/2019
Collation xiii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"Climate and energy policy needs to be durable and flexible to be successful, but these two concepts often seem to be in opposition. One venerable institution where both ideas are apparent is the Clean Air Act, first passed by the United States Congress in 1963, with amendments in 1970 and 1990. The Act is a living institution that has been hugely successful in improving the environment. It has programs that reach across the entire economy, regulating various sectors and pollutants in different ways. This illuminating book examines these successes - and failures - with the aim to offer lessons for future climate and energy policymaking in the US at the federal and state level. It provides critical information to legislators, regulators, and scholars interested in understanding environmental policymaking"-- "In designing public policy, analysts often focus on criteria like efficiency and distributional fairness. These are important attributes of good policy design and in the climate and energy context we have seen significant attention paid to them. Our focus in this book is, nevertheless, different. Our claim is that, despite the recent pause in U.S. efforts to reduce emissions, the U.S. will need to return to aggressively regulating its greenhouse gas emissions. And in doing so, we will need well-designed energy policy that will need not only to be efficient and fair but also to be durable in order to achieve substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century. Most centrally, we will need durable energy policy in order to motivate the substantial private sector investment in long-lived energy infrastructure that will be necessary to transform our energy system."