RFF experts are informing the design and examining the impacts of carbon pricing to help leaders better understand the fiscal and environmental costs and benefits.
Cap and Trade
Analyzing and advising on policies in the United States and elsewhere
Examining potential impacts, revenue use options, and more.
Clean Energy Standards
Working with policymakers to provide economic analysis on potential legislation
Climate Policy in California
Evaluating climate policy in California, beginning with Assembly Bill 32.
Analyzing programs in place through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Journal Article — May 21, 2019
Impacts of a Carbon Tax across Us Household Income Groups: What Are the Equity-Efficiency Trade-Offs?
This paper assesses the impacts across US household income groups of carbon taxes of various designs.
Report — May 15, 2019
State Policy Options to Price Carbon from Electricity
Thirteen states have (or are on the verge of having) carbon pricing implemented as cap and trade. New modeling examines the expansion of carbon pricing in the electricity sector in six additional states. We find low costs and significant opportunity.
Issue Brief — May 8, 2019
Projected Effects of the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019
RFF researchers modeled the effects of Sen. Tina Smith and Rep. Ben Ray Luján's Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019, which would require retail electricity suppliers to sell an increasing amount of clean energy over time.
RFF Live — Mar 28, 2019
Putting a Price on Carbon, with Sen. Van Hollen and Rep. Beyer
Unpacking elements of the proposed cap and dividend legislation and the landscape for a carbon pricing policy
RFF Live — Mar 6, 2019
The Future of Carbon Pricing
Opportunities and challenges facing carbon pricing during the next few years, and lessons learned from carbon pricing around the world.
Workshops & Seminars — Dec 3, 2018
New Research Questions on Electricity, Transportation, and Carbon Markets: What Stands in the Way Becomes the Way
Press Release — May 15, 2019
New Report on State Policy Options to Price Carbon from Electricity
Press Release — May 8, 2019
RFF Assesses a New Climate Bill that Sets a Clean Energy Standard
Press Release — May 7, 2019