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Appendix B Other Policy Options Considered
OTHER POLICY OPTIONS CONSIDERED
The following policy concepts were considered and debated in varying
detail by the Task Force but recommendations were not made for a number
of reasons. The Task Force also agreed not to make recommendations on
policy approaches that are believed to have significant greenhouse gas
benefits recognizing the significantly greater analytical resources
available to the Presidential Advisory Group on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
from Personal Motor Vehicles. Although the advisory group completed its
work without issuing a consensus final report, policymakers can refer to
the advisory group's docket to make additional recommendations to move
the nation closer to transportation goals in this area.
Utilize Government Travel Procurement Policy to Establish Markets and
Promote Development and Production of Low Emission Vehicles (Market
Award Government Procurement to Producers of Vehicles Employing New
Technologies (Market Mechanism).
Remove Regulatory Barriers to the Development of New
Demand-responsive Para-transit Services (Regulatory Changes).
Provide Preferred Access to Government Technology Partnerships, and
Regulatory Flexibility for Companies that Demonstrate Compliance with
Environmental Performance Goals (Market Mechanism and Regulatory Changes).
Provide Incentives to Assist in Commercialization of Renewable Energy
Technologies for Commercial and Residential Application (Market Mechanism).
Develop Federal Guidelines for Evaluating New Generation and
Distribution Resources (Fossil and Renewables) on a Life Cycle Basis
Including Externalities from Residual Emissions (Regulatory Change).
Establish a Market for New Generation Under Whatever Industry
Structures Emerge that Rewards Clean Power by Requiring Fuel Price Risks
As Well as the Cost of Enviornmental Controls to be Borne by
Investors--Not Rate Payers (Market Mechanism & Regulatory Changes).
Promote High-Efficiency Fossil, As Well as Renewables and Efficiency,
Technologies as "Clean Air Measures" by Establishing Clean Air Act
Incentives for These Measures. (Regulatory Change).
Expand Market for High-Efficiency Fossil, As Well As Renewables and
Efficiency, Technologies through Regional Air Quality Programs - e.g.
Ozone Transport Commission, NOx Reduction Program, Grand Canyon
Visibility. (Regulatory Change).
Establish Strict Overall Performance Goals for all Environmental
Emissions (e.g. CO2, NOx, SOx, Toxics
per Ton of Product) (Regulatory Changes).
Negotiate International Greenhouse Gas Treaty With Emissions Trading