Carbon Pricing

A growing number of jurisdictions are adopting market-based climate policies. By putting a price on carbon, these policies give businesses the incentive to innovate so they can cut emissions at the lowest possible cost.

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Market Mechanisms: Options for Climate Policy

Climate change poses a significant risk for a broad range of human and natural systems. Policies to reduce emissions are critical if we are to avoid the most costly damages associated with a rapidly changing climate. Compared to traditional command-and-control …

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State of World Carbon Pricing

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Putting a Price on It: Global Leadership on Carbon Pricing
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Status Update on RGGI and Lessons Learned on Cap and Trade
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Pricing Externalities in Wholesale Power Markets
Carbon Tax Basics
Electricity Portfolio Standards
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The Business of Pricing Carbon: How Companies are Preparing for Risks and Opportunities
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Containing the Costs of Climate Policy

This policy brief outlines various options for containing costs under a cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Although cap and trade is generally considered a more cost-effective approach than traditional regulation, excessive allowance prices are a concern. High …

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