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.
The Distributional Impacts of US Energy Policy
This paper surveys energy policy in the United States from a distributional perspective.
Developing Guidance for Implementing Border Carbon Adjustments: Lessons, Cautions, and Research Needs from the Literature
This article reviews the economic and legal literature on BCA, provides guidance for the design and implementation of BCAs, and identifies research priorities.
Carbon Pricing in Oregon
Oregon has committed to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases by 75 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. This report, which presents two memoranda sent to the Oregon Climate Policy Office, provides a primer for understanding the choices facing the state.
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 tax policy
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
States Moving Forward with Carbon Trading: The Nuts and Bolts of Linking State Programs
This workshop will explore how states' plans to link to RGGI could be a learning opportunity for other states that want to link to RGGI or implement a separate carbon trading program.
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