This page last reviewed March 22, 2010

Economic Models

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) developed the Scoping Plan mandated by the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32).  Economic analysis was developed and used to support the development of the AB 32 Scoping Plan.  The following contains information on three economic models, including links to more information on the models and their applications.

Energy 2020

This model is being adapted to provide ARB with the ability to model policy options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors of the California economy.  The results of this model will help ARB to identify its prefered policy option.

E3

This model is being used by the California Energy Commission and California Public Utility Commission to inform their recommendations on policy options  for reducing greenhouse gas emissions within the electricity and natural gas sectors.  The results of this model will help ARB to identify its prefered policy option.

E-DRAM

This model is being used by the ARB to inform their recommendations on policy options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions within all sectors by modeling the entire California economy.  The results of this model will help ARB to identify its prefered policy option.


For more information please contact David Kennedy at (916) 322-3935

Climate Change Scoping Plan

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