Quick start tutorial: how to use COBRA
This presentation offers a quick start tutorial for using the Co-Benefits Risk Assessment (COBRA) screening model, which can be used to estimate the air quality, human health, and associated economic impacts of various state-and county-level emission reduction scenarios.
The presentation summarizes four key analytical steps to conducting an analysis with COBRA:
- Estimate where (e.g., in one or more counties or states, regionally, nationally) and what emission reductions will take place
- Enter the location, types, and quantity of emission reductions expected from the policy or activity in COBRA
- Select a discount rate in COBRA to appropriately discount the value of future benefits
- Run the model and review the results
It also provides details of two case studies which illustrate how to apply those steps in clean energy scenarios. The case studies are a wind energy program and renewable portfolio standard.
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