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The United States is committed to maintaining its economic competitiveness while simultaneously being conscientious about its environmental impacts. To better understand the relationship between U.S. economic and environmental health, the Office of Trade Policy & Analysis evaluates the effects of climate change legislation on various facets of the U.S. economy, with specific attention to U.S. international competitiveness.

Environment Publications

Disaggregated Analysis of Competitiveness and Employment Issues in Energy-Intensive Trade-Exposed Sectors, June 2010

This paper presents and interprets multiple charts that show the relative share of U.S. exports in the eligible energy-intensive, trade-exposed (EITE) sectors according to various regions and destination countries. It provides successive levels of disaggregation with regard to more specific sectors, including Iron & Steel and Chemicals, based on both their share of U.S. exports and the relative importance of large, developing countries such as Brazil, India, China, and South Africa (“BICSA”).

Energy in 2020: Assessing the Economic Effects of Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol, November 2007

U.S. dependence on imports of crude oil has steadily increased for three decades. One way to reduce this dependence is to increase domestic production of renewable fuels such as ethanol. T his report examines the effect on the U.S. economy in 2020 if advances in technology allow cellulosic ethanol to become commercially viable.

Potential Exports of U.S. Clean Coal Technology through 2030, November 2007

To reduce overall emissions, the U.S. coal industry is developing specific technology that can be incorporated into coal-fired power plants. That technology will allow coal to be burned with lower emissions of carbon dioxide. The U.S. technological preeminence in this field presents an opportunity to export the equipment and to license the technology to countries such as China and India, where coal-fired electricity production is rising quickly. This paper estimates the potential for U.S. exports of existing clean coal technology to a growing worldwide market.


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Last Updated: 8/25/15 5:46 PM

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