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Subtopic: Cap and trade 48 items found
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Resources Magazine: Ensuring Competitiveness under a US Carbon Tax
Tax exemptions, industry rebates, and border tax adjustments can help protect the competitiveness of industries affected by a carbon tax, but they are not equally efficient at achieving economic and environmental goals. In the latest issue of Resources, RFF scholars Carolyn Fischer, Richard Morgenstern, and Nathan Richardson examine the issues.
Aligning Carbon Markets: The Case of California and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Incrementally aligning policies in distinct carbon markets—linking by degrees—can allow programs to experience immediate benefits of sharing best practices in program design. A team of experts from RFF and Yale have examined the details and prospects for the cap-and-trade programs in California and the Northeast in this new feature.
The Coming US Carbon Market: Planning for Ex Post Analysis
RFF experts have developed several background memos on cap-and-trade and carbon tax systems to provide informative overviews and highlight current work, available data, and potential research limitations.
US Status on Climate Change Mitigation
The United States is on course to achieve greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 16.3 percent from 2005 levels in 2020—despite a lack of comprehensive climate legislation. RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw and coauthor Matthew Woerman examine the factors contributing to this outcome.
Why Environmental Policy Rarely Follows Economic Advice
RFF’s Dallas Burtraw explains that economic approaches to environmental policy need to consider the complex interactions of federal, state, and local governance institutions to be fully effective.
Cap and Trade in California: Auction Revenues and Options for the Electricity Sector
In two new RFF discussion papers, Dallas Burtraw, David McLaughlin, and Sarah Jo Szambelan take a look at California’s pending cap-and-trade program, examining the implications of appropriating auction revenues, for the electricity sector and the state generally.
Rethinking Environmental Federalism in a Warming World
In a new discussion paper, William Shobe and RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw highlight the importance of accounting for the federal relationship between national and subnational levels of government.
An Economic Case for a Carbon Tax Policy
Taking a step back and looking broadly at climate policy, a new RFF Discussion Paper reevaluates the three main options for moving climate legislation forward: cap-and-trade, a carbon tax, and regulatory alternatives.
Banking Emissions Allowances: A Checkered Legacy
The treatment of banked emissions allowances under a series of cap-and-trade systems to curb major air pollutants has produced mixed results.
The Implications of Choosing a “Hard” or “Soft” Price Collar
A new RFF paper analyzes how different options for controlling the costs of climate regulation in the United States fare in terms of expected emissions and overall program costs.
RFF Policy Leadership Forum: John Rowe
The Exelon CEO discussed recent trends affecting the relative cost-effectiveness of different strategies for reducing emissions from the power sector.
Climate Policy’s Uncertain Outcomes for Households
RFF researchers analyze allowance allocation provisions of the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade legislation, finding significant cost uncertainty regarding emissions reductions and energy efficiency gains.
What Came of COP-15?
In a four-part Weathervane series, RFF Senior Fellow Ray Kopp takes a closer look at what the Copenhagen conference on climate change means for domestic and international climate policy in the U.S.
Can a Price Collar Unleash the Power of Offsets?
Emissions offsets are expected to play a big role in cap and trade, but controlling costs will be crucial to make these markets work.
Burtraw Testifies on California Cap and Trade
RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw outlines potential pitfalls in implementation of California’s AB32 climate legislation.
The Case for Higher Fuel Taxes
Increasing taxes on gasoline and diesel to more than $1 a gallon would produce multiple benefits, according to a new paper by Ian Parry.
Climate Change in the Developing World
Rosina Bierbaum says developing countries can’t afford to ignore climate change, and developed nations must aid poorer nations with financing and technology. The three essentials: Act now, act together, and act differently.
Report: Natural Gas Could Bridge the Gap to a Low-Carbon Future
Abundant new natural gas supplies can help the United States achieve low-carbon goals, but only if coupled with effective climate policies, according to new findings by RFF researchers.
RFF In Copenhagen
Onsite – and online – at the Copenhagen climate talks, Resources for the Future will keep you informed of daily developments through Weathervane, RFF’s climate policy blog.
How Obama Can Conquer Copenhagen
At the UN negotiations in Copenhagen next month, President Obama can reclaim U.S. leadership on climate progress—even without new congressional legislation. Nigel Purvis and Andrew Stevenson provide a step-by-step outline for how the administration should proceed.
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