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Subtopic: Taxes 19 items found
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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.
Answering Questions about a Carbon Tax: How New Natural Gas Supplies Impact the Electricity Sector
Resources magazine: This infographic illustrates the potential revenue of a carbon tax and looks at the role natural gas plays in electricity generation.
US Energy Policy: A Changing Landscape
As Congress gears up to overhaul the tax code, RFF President Phil Sharp examines developments reshaping today’s energy markets and assesses whether federal incentives are cost-effectively achieving the intended results.
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.
Tax Incentives for Developing Sewage Treatment Capacity in China
RFF’s Anthony Liu and coauthor Junjie Zhang examine the uneven development of sewage treatment plants throughout China and explore the relationship between tax incentives and investments in such infrastructure.
The Variability of Potential Revenue from a Carbon Tax
Implementing a carbon tax in the United States could help reduce the large and growing federal budget deficit as well as emissions of carbon dioxide. A new issue brief from RFF experts helps explain what policymakers could expect in terms of revenue.
Video Now Available: The Road Ahead for CAFE
While CAFE standards changed very little over the past 20 years, they will tighten substantially over the next decade. Watch RFF’s panel of experts discuss what lies ahead for fuel efficiency standards in the United States.
The Effects of Transport Regulations on the Oil Market: Does Market Power Matter?
Market power can influence the outcome of transport regulations, according to the authors of a new RFF discussion paper.
Cutting Plastic Pollution with a Levy on Bags
In a new paper from the Environment for Development initiative, authors Johane Dikgang and Martine Visser look at plastic bag regulation in Botswana – and whether or not it is working.
The Case for Higher Fuel Taxes
Increasing taxes on gasoline and diesel to more than $1 a gallon would produce multiple benefits, according to a new paper by Ian Parry.
Climate Impacts on Energy Markets: An Outsider's Perspective
Planners in the public and private sectors need to be aware of not only the economic policy challenges facing energy markets, Senior Fellow Tim Brennan asserts, but also the climate policies with which they have to cope.
How Much Should Cigarettes Cost?
Commentary: Sijbren Cnossen looks at the economics of how governments should tax tobacco, comparing policy choices in the E.U. and U.S.
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.
A New Approach to Reforming the National Flood Insurance Program
Commentary: Adding a federal community flood insurance option could increase coverage, spread risk, and lower premiums, says RFF resident scholar Leonard Shabman.
Should Congress Reinstate the Superfund Taxes?
Commentary: With funding shortfalls decreasing site cleanups, Kate Probst analyzes whether reviving Superfund’s “polluter pays” principle makes sense.
The New Economics of Managing the Nation's Waste
In an August 10 commentary, Molly Macauley and Stephen Salant discuss how regulations on shipments raise the overall costs of managing U.S. waste disposal.
How Regressive is the Gas Tax?
In a June 22 policy commentary, Sarah West looks at the burden that gas taxes place on low-income households.
Safety Valve, Price Collars and Banking and Borrowing
Harrison Fell and Richard Morgenstern assess some of the leading options to manage costs in a cap-and-trade system and find potentially large efficiency gains.
Look beyond fuel taxes
Fuel taxes are one approach to addressing U.S. energy and transportation problems, but there are far better approaches. Senior Fellow Ian Parry promotes alternatives such as congestion pricing, pay-as-you-go insurance, and fees on diesel-fueled trucks.
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