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
Working Paper — Aug 14, 2019
Jobs and Environmental Regulation
Drawing from both our own recent work and the broader economic literature, we attempt to identify what we know and what we don’t know about the politically important question on the relationship between environmental regulations and jobs.
Report — Jul 23, 2019
Benefits and Costs of Power Plant Carbon Emissions Pricing in New York
RFF researchers undertook a detailed modeling analysis of how a proposed carbon pricing policy might affect the New York electricity sector.
Explainer — Jun 6, 2019
Carbon Pricing 101
An introduction to carbon pricing, including carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs, the benefits and design of pricing policies, and applications around the globe.
RFF Live — Sep 20, 2019
The Future of Carbon Pricing: Examining 2019's New Proposals
This event will provide an important grounding for understanding the nuances of the many carbon pricing plans introduced so far this year.
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.
Media Highlight — Sep 4, 2019
"Climate Town Hall: Several Democratic Candidates Embrace a Carbon Tax"
RFF President Richard G. Newell is quoted in a New York Times article on how different 2020 presidential candidates view a price on carbon.
Press Release — Aug 14, 2019
New Research from Hafstead and Williams on Jobs and Environmental Regulations
Marc Hafstead and Roberton Williams reveal six key takeaways from recent research on jobs and environmental regulations..
Press Release — Aug 5, 2019
RFF Economist Models 2019 Carbon Tax Proposals
Marc Hafstead reviews the carbon tax bills that have been introduced in Congress this year.