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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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) was the first mandatory cap-and-trade program in the United States to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) from the power sector. It consists of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and …

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California marks first anniversary of cap-and-trade
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Carbon Forum North America 2013
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Update on social cost of carbon was overdue
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Conservatives debate a carbon tax
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Fine-tuning the carbon market

Letter to the Editor The Washington Post Published May 9, 2013 Regarding the May 6 front-page article “Europe’s carbon market goes bust”: In evaluating Europe’s cap-and-trade system, it’s important to distinguish means (a carbon price) from ends (carbon reductions). Europe’s …

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China eyes a carbon tax
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Options and Considerations for a Federal Carbon Tax

Greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced most cost-effectively through market-based approaches that put a price on carbon. The two most commonly discussed approaches are a cap-and-trade system and a carbon tax. By establishing a price for greenhouse gas emissions, either …

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Market Based Climate Mitigation Policies In Emerging Economies

Summary Used by governments for decades, market-based policies are mechanisms to control environmental pollution at various leverage points. They work by changing relative prices – raising the cost of emissions-intensive activities and/or lowering the cost of lower-emitting alternatives – to …

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Carbon Forum North America 2012