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.
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.
Report — Jan 24, 2019
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.
Working Paper — Nov 21, 2018
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.
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
Workshops & Seminars — Jan 23, 2018
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.
Webinar — Jul 18, 2017
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.