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Steps to Reduce U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Technical Options and the Policies to Implement Them

  • Robert M. Friedman
  • Rosina M. Bierbaum
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Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 45)

Abstract

Among individual countries, the United States is the leading contributor of greenhouse gases. With 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States accounts for about 20 percent of the world’s warming commitment. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most important greenhouse gas; U.S. carbon dioxide emissions (also about 20 percent of the global total) originate almost exclusively from fossil fuel combustion.

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Carbon Emission Gross National Product Marketable Permit Vehicle Mile Travel Solar Energy Research Institute 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Friedman
    • 1
  • Rosina M. Bierbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.Oceans and Environment Program Office of Technology AssessmentU.S. CongressUSA

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