Colorado Uses the SCC in Cost-Benefit Analysis for Rules Governing Statewide Transportation Planning

  • Application

    Cost-benefit analysis

  • Date

    September 2021
  • Details

    The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is developing new regulations to change how the state approaches transportation infrastructure investments. The draft rules specifically call for the consideration of greenhouse gas emissions. The CDOT prepared a cost-benefit analysis for the proposed rules and included the social cost of carbon in its calculation of economic benefits.

  • SCC Value(s)

    Based on IWG SCC at 2.5% discount rate. 

  • Legal Authority

    Colo. Rev. Stats. § 25-7-102(2)(g)

  • Status

    Public comments on the proposed rules were accepted until November 18, 2021.

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