Increased gasoline taxes have been proposed to address challenges such as greenhouse gas emissions, aging transportation infrastructure, and road congestion. In order to help policymakers identify the most efficient uses for fuel tax revenue, experts at RFF are analyzing how such taxes might interact with existing fuel efficiency policies.
How Do US Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards Affect Purchases of New and Used Vehicles?
Over the past decade, tightening vehicle fuel economy standards has reduced new vehicle sales and modestly increased the standards’ short-term costs.
Who Did the Ethanol Tax Credit Benefit? An Event Analysis of Subsidy Incidence
We estimate the degree to which the US ethanol tax credit benefited different segments of the transportation fuels system, including ethanol producers, corn farmers, gasoline blenders, and consumers.
Testimony and Public Comments
The Future of Transportation Fuels and Vehicles
New technologies are fundamentally changing vehicles and travel, with benefits for the US economy but complex implications for energy security and the environment.