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The ideas expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent views of the OECD, the IEA, or their Member countries. development of analytical papers for the purpose of providing useful and timely input to the climate change negotiations. These papers may also be useful to national policy makers and other decision-makers. In a(More)
Many U.S. states conduct greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories to inform their climate change planning efforts. These inventories usually follow a production-based method adapted from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. States could also take a consumption-based perspective, however, and estimate all emissions released to support consumption in their(More)
An estimated 2.6 billion people rely on traditional biomass for home cooking and heating, so improving the efficiency of household cookstoves could provide significant environmental , social and economic benefits. Some researchers have estimated that potential greenhouse gas emission reductions could exceed 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)(More)
In order to realize the promise of a hydrogen economy in this United States, it is essential to couple it with a simultaneous commitment to improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy. In this study, using detailed scenario analyses for the country as a whole and for urban areas, we found that a large-scale switch to hydrogen produced(More)
This paper evaluates projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) that abate N 2 O emissions from adipic acid production. The research shows that carbon markets enabled N 2 O emissions abatement levels that had not previously been achieved. However, data on adipic acid production, plant utilization and international trade patterns show that the CDM(More)