Urban Policy Effects on Carbon Mitigation
In: The Design and Implementation of US Climate Policy
AbstractThe geographical location of economic activity within the United States has important implications for carbon mitigation. If households clustered in Californiaâs cities rather than in more humid southern cities such as Memphis and Houston, then the average household carbon footprint would be lower. Such households would consume less electricity and this power would be generated by cleaner electric utilities. Within metropolitan areas, urban economic theory predicts that households create less greenhouse gas emissions when they live closer to the city center. This study uses three data sets reporting on household driving, public transit use and residential electricity consumption to provide evidence in support of the claim of a negative association between center city living and a householdâs carbon footprint.
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