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  author={Kevin J. Kennedy and Michael Obeiter and Noah Kaufman},
Putting a Price on Carbon: A Handbook for U.S. Policymakers is the first in a series of papers that the World Resources Institute will produce with the aim of providing a clear and comprehensive understanding of the key issues that will need to be addressed if the United States ultimately imposes a national price on carbon. The Handbook lays out what is already known about the design and effects of different approaches to pricing carbon, with a focus on carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs. 

Putting a Price on Carbon: Reducing Emissions

When GHG emissions are unpriced, the costs of climate change are borne by third parties unrelated to the activities generating the emissions. A carbon price shifts these costs from society as a whole

Taxing Carbon: What, Why, and How

The case for a carbon tax is strong. A well-designed tax could efficiently reduce the emissions that cause climate change and encourage innovation in cleaner technologies. The resulting revenue could

A two-step carbon pricing scheme enabling a net-zero and net-negative CO $$_2$$ 2 -emissions world

This contribution introduces a novel carbon pricing system and illustrates its benefits. The system is based on two related but distinct ideas. First, we group the global pools of carbon into three

Achieving U.S. Emissions Targets with a Carbon Tax

▪ Adding an “emissions target mechanism” to a carbon tax will help to ensure that national emissions targets are achieved. ▪ Such a mechanism would involve a periodic evaluation of whether greenhouse

Impactos de regulações ambientais sobre o transporte de cargas no Brasil: uma análise para o transporte de soja

Impacts of environmental regulations on the freight transport in Brazil: an analysis for soybean transport The increased concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has led to a concern of

Who speaks for the night? The regulation of light pollution in the ‘Rights of Nature’ legal framework

Efforts to control artificial light at night (ALAN) through public policies began in the late 1950s, yet light pollution continues to grow at a global average rate roughly twice that of population

Who speaks for the night?

Efforts to control artificial light at night (ALAN) through public policies began in the late 1950s, yet light pollution continues to grow at a global average rate roughly twice that of population

Solar Energy Generation in Desert Climates

  • J. Vaughan
  • Environmental Science
    SSRN Electronic Journal
  • 2019
Masen and the World Bank have framed the Noor solar energy facilities to be a necessity because of (renewable) energy demand, fossil fuel depletion and global environmental impact. This paper



Moving U.S. Climate Policy Forward: Are Carbon Taxes the Only Good Alternative?

This paper estimates the welfare costs of the main medium-term options for significantly reducing U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, including carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems

Deficit Reduction and Carbon Taxes : Budgetary , Economic , and Distributional Impacts Considering a Carbon Tax : A Publication Series from RFF ’ s Center for Climate and Electricity Policy

Resources for the Future is an independent, nonpartisan think tank that, through its social science research, enables policymakers and stakeholders to make better, more informed decisions about

Designing a Carbon Tax to Reduce U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • G. Metcalf
  • Economics
    Review of Environmental Economics and Policy
  • 2009
This article describes a revenue and distributionally neutral approach to reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions that uses a carbon tax. The revenue from the carbon tax is used to finance an

Carbon Taxes vs. Cap and Trade: A Critical Review

We examine the relative attractions of a carbon tax, a "pure" cap-and-trade system, and a "hybrid" option (a cap-and-trade system with a price ceiling and/or price floor). We show that the various

The potential role of a carbon tax in U.S. fiscal reform

This paper examines fiscal reform options in the United States with an intertemporal computable general equilibrium model of the world economy called G-Cubed. Six policy scenarios explore two

State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2014

The report focuses exclusively on data and information on the evolving initiatives that put a price on carbon, in terms of their most current status and emerging trends. It includes an expanded

Carbon Taxes and Deficit Reduction

This paper looks at both the efficiency and distributional implications of a carbon tax and/or other energy taxes as part of a package of measures to address the budget deficit. We build a dynamic

Policy Instruments for Climate Change: How Can National Governments Address a Global Problem?

There continues to be great debate about the desirability of taking actions to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions, but it is important to consider policy instruments that

Carbon Leakage Measures and Border Tax Adjustments Under WTO Law

One of the major obstacles toward the adoption of mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions is the impact of such limits on the international competitiveness of domestic firms. Limits on