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.