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close this bookThe Costs of Climate Protection: A Guide for the Perplexed (WRI, 1997, 60 pages)
close this folder3. MORE DETAIL ON THE KEY ASSUMPTIONS
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View the documentA. The Scope for Reducing Energy Inefficiencies
View the documentB. Substitution Effects
View the documentC. Technological Change and Energy Efficiency Improvement
View the documentD. Backstop Energy Sources
View the documentE. The Time Path for Stabilizing CO2 Concentrations
View the documentF. The Possibility of International Joint Implementation
View the documentG. How Revenues are Recycled Into the Economy
View the documentH. Avoiding the Costs of Climate Change
View the documentI. Avoiding Other Environmental Damages

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The preceding analysis looked broadly at the key assumptions that turn out to determine very largely the predicted economic impacts of climate protection policies. These broad distinctions among the modeling assumptions explain most of the differences among predictions. Nonetheless, other aspects of the key assumptions, which could not be adequately built into the preceding analysis need to be recognized and understood. This section addresses such issues.