The Future of Carbon Pricing: Examining 2019's New Proposals
Understanding the nuances of the many carbon pricing plans introduced so far this year
A flurry of new federal carbon pricing proposals have been released this summer, adding to the chorus of climate plans being proposed in advance of the 2020 elections. Resources for the Future (RFF) has been at the forefront of analyzing many of these proposals, and has captured that information in a greatly expanded version of our popular Carbon Pricing Calculator.
On September 20, 2019, Marc Hafstead, Director of RFF’s Carbon Pricing Initiative, showcased the new calculator and hosted a discussion with a bipartisan set of panelists about the various policy proposals: what they aim to achieve, why they are structured as they are, and how they differ.
Marc Hafstead is an RFF fellow and director of the Carbon Pricing Initiative and the Climate Finance and Financial Risk Initiative.
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.
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.
Working Paper — Feb 22, 2024
China’s Nationwide CO2 Emissions Trading System: A General Equilibrium Assessment
This working paper offers a dynamic general equilibrium assessment of China's tradable performance standard for carbon dioxide emissions.
Testimony and Public Comments — Dec 19, 2023
Comments on the Joint California-Quebec Workshop: Potential Amendments to the Cap-and-Trade Regulation
RFF researchers submitted two comments to the California Air Resources Board in response to a cap-and-trade workshop held with the government of Quebec.