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CLIMATE MITIGATION
Publications
The Effects of Renewable Portfolio Standards on Carbon Intensity in the United States
Samantha Sekar, Brent L. Sohngen
RFF Discussion Paper 14-10 | April 2014
 
Auction Mechanisms for Allocating Subsidies for Carbon Emissions Reduction: An Experimental Investigation
Haoran He, Yefeng Chen
RFF Discussion Paper EfD 14-06 | April 2014
 
Explaining the Adoption of Diesel Fuel Passenger Cars in Europe
Joshua Linn
RFF Discussion Paper 14-08 | April 2014
 
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Events
Comprehensive Tax Reform and Climate Policy 
February 27, 2013
Event Type: Seminar
Related Topics: Climate, International, Policy and Analysis
 
Greenhouse Gas Regulation for Power Plants under the Clean Air Act  
December 7, 2011
Event Type: First Wednesday Seminar
Related Topics: Climate, Policy and Analysis, Electricity
 
Fiscal Reform and Climate Protection: Considering a U.S. Carbon Tax 
October 18, 2011
Event Type: Conference
Related Topics: Climate, Energy, Policy and Analysis
 
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Features
Policy Options for Addressing Carbon Tax Impacts to Households
Carbon pricing remains the strongest option for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change. But such a policy still faces serious political hurdles in part because of the perception that a carbon tax would most negatively impact the poor. Clayton Munnings and Daniel Morris address the potential of a carbon tax to actually be progressive in a new RFF issue brief.
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.
Thinking Like an Economist Within the Complex Climate Policy Regime
Building on recent work that highlights the need to account for institutions in crafting economic solutions to environmental problems, RFF scholars Matt Woerman and Dallas Burtraw look specifically to the implementation of climate policy—and how incentive-based thinking can help.
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Press Releases
Subtopic: Climate Mitigation 
Aligning Carbon Markets: The Case of California and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Friday, April 05, 2013
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