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Subtopic: Carbon Pricing 9 items found
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Resources Magazine: Ensuring Competitiveness under a US Carbon Tax
Tax exemptions, industry rebates, and border tax adjustments can help protect the competitiveness of industries affected by a carbon tax, but they are not equally efficient at achieving economic and environmental goals. In the latest issue of Resources, RFF scholars Carolyn Fischer, Richard Morgenstern, and Nathan Richardson examine the issues.
Policy Options for Addressing Carbon Tax Impacts to Households
Carbon pricing remains the strongest option for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change. But such a policy still faces serious political hurdles in part because of the perception that a carbon tax would most negatively impact the poor. Clayton Munnings and Daniel Morris address the potential of a carbon tax to actually be progressive in a new RFF issue brief.
Aligning Carbon Markets: The Case of California and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Incrementally aligning policies in distinct carbon markets—linking by degrees—can allow programs to experience immediate benefits of sharing best practices in program design. A team of experts from RFF and Yale have examined the details and prospects for the cap-and-trade programs in California and the Northeast in this new feature.
Have Questions About a Carbon Tax?
You can find answers at RFF's carbon tax FAQs, developed by the Center for Climate and Electricity Policy.
Regional Household Impacts of a Price on Carbon
In a new journal article, RFF Nonresident Fellow James Sanchirico and coauthors Billy Pizer and Michael Batz estimate the financial impacts of a carbon tax on U.S. households.
The Impact of Pricing Carbon on U.S. Industry
In a broad survey of American industries, researchers at RFF have estimated the impacts on costs and jobs of a climate policy that imposes a price on carbon emissions. While they find the effect on most industries is modest, several energy-intensive industries suffer larger short-term costs that lessen over time.
Treasury Secretary Paulson on Climate Policy
In remarks at an RFF Policy Leadership Forum January 12, Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr., endorsed market mechanisms to deal with global climate change and suggested that the U.S. would benefit from a regulatory arrangement that uses price signals to limit carbon dioxide emissions. Video, audio and transcript available.
A Tax-Based Approach to Slowing Global Climate Change
New research by RFF Fellow Joseph Aldy and Senior Fellow Ian Parry, together with Eduardo Ley of The World Bank, shows that a strong case can be made for carbon taxes over a cap-and-trade system on uncertainty, fiscal, and distributional grounds, though this critically hinges on policy specifics and how revenues are used.
RFF in ClimateWire
A recent ClimateWire piece covers the "safety valve" concept in CO2 emissions trading first developed by RFF's Ray Kopp, Billy Pizer, and Richard Morgenstern. More recent contributions by Pizer and RFF's Joe Aldy are also discussed.
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