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

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

The likely cost of a Pennsylvania-only greenhosue gas program to consumers and businesses -- $54.0 billion -- can be divided by the number of households in the state to reveal the cost per household of a typical greenhosue gas program. The actual costs would vary depending on choices made by policymakers. There were 4.8 million households in Pennsylvania in 2000, so the cost per household could be $11,305.