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A recent review of the proposed Anchorage Climate Action Plan byThe Heartland Institute, one of the world’s leading free-market think tanks, found the plan would be a costly mistake. The report found that the programs within the plan “would disproportionally harm low-income Anchorage residents and have minimal effects on air quality. ”
The Heartland Institute’s Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy has an international team of leading scientists and economic experts who do independent research on environmental policy, including climate change.
Heartland reviewed Alaska’s carbon dioxide emissions, as well as Anchorage energy-related costs relative to income and found that the “higher energy costs guaranteed by this switch [to ‘renewable’ sources] would lead to slower economic growth” for Anchorage.