Many experts agree that taxing carbon to regulate emissions is the most economically efficient approach to achieve reductions and meet environmental goals. RFF research on carbon pricing examines the potential impacts on different regions and populations as well as on employment, assesses options for revenue use, and more.
Journal Article — May 21, 2019
Impacts of a Carbon Tax across Us Household Income Groups: What Are the Equity-Efficiency Trade-Offs?
This paper assesses the impacts across US household income groups of carbon taxes of various designs.
Issue Brief — Apr 11, 2019
Projected CO₂ Emissions Reductions under the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act of 2019
This issue brief projects how domestic energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide would respond to the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act.
Journal Article — Mar 11, 2019
The Distributional Impacts of US Energy Policy
This paper surveys energy policy in the United States from a distributional perspective.
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.
Webinar — Apr 6, 2017
Companies and Internal Carbon Pricing: Hedging Risk in the United States and Europe
Experts at Ecofys, RFF, CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), and other organizations are analyzing how internal carbon prices are developed and used to hedge the risks of future climate change policies and spur carbon mitigation and technology innovation.
Press Release — Apr 11, 2019
RFF Posts Analysis of Reintroduced Carbon Fee Act
Media Highlight — Apr 10, 2019
Whitehouse, Schatz float latest version of carbon fee bill
Press Release — Feb 26, 2019