RFF experts are informing the design and examining the impacts of carbon pricing to help leaders better understand the fiscal and environmental costs and benefits.
Cap and Trade
Analyzing and advising on policies in the United States and elsewhere
Examining potential impacts, revenue use options, and more.
Clean Energy Standards
Working with policymakers to provide economic analysis on potential legislation
Climate Policy in California
Evaluating climate policy in California, beginning with Assembly Bill 32.
Analyzing programs in place through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Issue Brief — Oct 3, 2019
State Policy Options to Price Carbon from Electricity in Pennsylvania
In this issue brief, we examine the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector in Pennsylvania.
Explainer — Sep 26, 2019
Carbon Pricing 102: Revenue Use Options
An overview of how different carbon pricing policies generate revenue, the options for revenue use, and the implications of each option.
Working Paper — Aug 14, 2019
Jobs and Environmental Regulation
Drawing from both our own recent work and the broader economic literature, we attempt to identify what we know and what we don’t know about the politically important question on the relationship between environmental regulations and jobs.
Conferences & Panels — Oct 30, 2019
Clean Energy Standards Capitol Hill Briefing
Please join Resources for the Future on Wednesday, October 30 for a lunchtime discussion on the effects of and policy considerations for Clean Energy Standards.
RFF Live — Sep 20, 2019
The Future of Carbon Pricing: Examining 2019's New Proposals
This event will provide an important grounding for understanding the nuances of the many carbon pricing plans introduced so far this year.
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
Press Release — Sep 30, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio: "A New York State of Carbon Pricing, with Karen Palmer and Daniel Shawhan"
Karen Palmer and Daniel Shawhan discuss New York's energy plan and the promise of carbon pricing .
Press Release — Sep 20, 2019
New Interactive Tool: The Carbon Pricing Calculator
Resources for the Future released the new Carbon Pricing Calculator—an interactive tool that visualizes the environmental and economic effects of carbon pricing proposals.
Media Highlight — Sep 4, 2019
"Climate Town Hall: Several Democratic Candidates Embrace a Carbon Tax"
RFF President Richard G. Newell is quoted in a New York Times article on how different 2020 presidential candidates view a price on carbon.