No. 101 - State Greenhouse Gas Programs: An Economic and Scientific Analysis: Impact on New Mexico

February 15, 2003
Joseph L. Bast, James M. Taylor, Jay Lehr

The likely cost of a New Mexico-only greenhouse gas program to consumers and businesses -- $11.5 billion -- can be divided by the number of households in the state to reveal the cost per household of a typical greenhouse gas program. Thye actual costs would vary depending on choices made by policymakers. There were 0.7 million households in New Mexico in 2000, so the cost per household could be $16,950.