Developing a Metric for the Cost of Green House Gas Abatement
Funding Source: MassDOT and Federal Highway Administration
Title: Developing a Metric for the Cost of Green House Gas Abatement
Date: March 2016–February 2017
Summary: This research focused on developing and evaluating an new metric for assessing and ranking projects aimed at reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions. UMTC Research Affiliate UMass-Amherst Professor Erin Baker and team’s new metric, the Levelized Cost of Carbon (LCC), provides a cost per ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) avoided.