Projects Funded for Aluma Dembo
Leaky Cows: Regulating Methane Emissions from California’s Dairy Sector
Maximilian Auffhammer, Aluma Dembo, and Kenny Bell
Specific Objectives of the Project
Develop a framework for modelling different regulatory approaches to controlling methane emissions from California’s dairy sector.
Summary of Results
We have developed a simulation model that allows for different regulatory schemes controlling short lived climate pollutants from dairies. A tax, an emissions standard and a cap and trade. The model simulates the associated costs of control and provides scenarios for leakage to other states.