Framework's Climate Elements May Keep Emission Goals in Reach

A story in CQ Roll Call about the US' climate goals, Fellow Daniel Raimi shares his insights on the role of clean energy tax credits.

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Oct. 28, 2021

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Daniel Raimi, a fellow at the nonpartisan research organization Resources for the Future, said in an interview that the tax credits will help knock down emissions.

“These are a whole bunch of carrots to spur clean energy, but there are no sticks to deter fossil energy,” Raimi said. “Without sticks, it’s really hard to achieve the emissions goal that the administration has set,’ he said, adding that cutting emissions from the transportation sector, the highest-emitting sector in the U.S. economy, is difficult without disincentives. “Without sticks, it’s really hard to get emission reductions in transportation.”

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