NCPA TO RELEASE FIRST MAJOR INDEPENDENT STUDY ON THE POTENTIAL COSTS OF THE GLOBAL WARMING ACCORD
May 17, 1999
Dallas (May 17, 1999) - The United States would have to cut its energy use by one-quarter - the equivalent of stopping all highway, rail, sea and air traffic permanently - to meet the requirements of the Kyoto global warming accord, according to a new study set to be released by the National Center for Policy Analysis.
Global Warming Policy: Some Economic Implications, set to be released Wednesday, May 19th at the National Press Club, represents the first cost-benefit analysis of the controversial international accord, from a truly independent economist - independent from government and industry! The study says, the economic costs of compliance with the accord could be as much as seven times greater than any environmental benefits.
WHO: The Honorable Jim Barcia
Stephen Brown, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
National Center for Policy Analysis
Other speakers to be determined
WHAT: Press Conference to release
Global Warming Policy: Some Economic Implications
WHEN: 9:30 A.M.
Wednesday, May 19, 1999
WHERE: Zenger Room
National Press Club
The 1997 accord, which has yet to be ratified by any industrialized nation, would require the United States by 2012 to cut emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) to 7 percent below 1990 levels. This would be done by reducing the use of fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal.