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.
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.
An Analysis of Decarbonization Methods in Vermont
This report provides information on policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Vermont. It considers both carbon pricing policies, such as carbon taxes or cap-and-trade programs, and nonpricing policies, such as electric vehicle (EV) and energy efficiency incentives, weatherization programs and investments in low-carbon agriculture. This study aims to inform the policy dialogue but is not intended to address the complete universe of policy options.
Trade Between Mass- and Rate-Based Regulatory Regimes: Bad for Emissions?
This paper focuses on the question of linking rate-based and mass-based regulatory programs by increasing the transmission capacity between them or by allowing emission allowance trading between them (rate-mass trading).
March 6: 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.
Workshops & Seminars
California’s Climate Action: Leadership from the States
This event provided insights into California’s commitment to tackling climate change and protecting its natural environment.
Cap and Trade
Analyzing and advising on policies in the United States and elsewhere
Examining potential impacts, revenue use options, and more.
Climate Policy in California
Evaluating climate policy in California, beginning with Assembly Bill 32.
Analyzing programs in place through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative