Cap and Trade
Market-based cap-and-trade programs to regulate pollution from development and production exist across sectors and around the world. RFF experts played critical roles in the design of such programs in California and the Northeast, as well as internationally, and continue to analyze and advise on policies in the United States and elsewhere.
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.
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).
Policy Evolution under the Clean Air Act
It’s effectively become impossible to amend the Clean Air Act to address climate change because of increasingly polarized policy debates and complex rules to address air pollution.
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
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.
The Future of California’s Cap-and-Trade Program: Policy Choices and Implications for Cross-Border Linkage
On July 18, experts hosted an interactive online panel discussion about the proposed features of these competing pathways for the California cap-and-trade program, what modifications or amendments may be considered as they work through the legislative process, potential implications for the California carbon market, and the potential effects on linkage with the programs in Quebec, Ontario, and other jurisdictions that might consider linkage in the future.