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To meet the climate challenge, the United States needs a comprehensive national approach. Well-designed federal policy can cut emissions and strengthen resilience while driving economic growth.

Carbon Border Adjustment Provisions in the 118th Congress

Carbon border adjustment mechanisms (CBAM) are an emerging set of trade policy tools that aim to prevent carbon-intensive economic activity from moving out of jurisdictions with relatively stringent climate policies and into those with relatively less stringent policies. Border adjustments …

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Proposed Draft Regulations for IRC Sections 45Y and 48E

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) submitted these proposed draft regulations to the U.S. Department of Treasury on April 12, 2024. These comments include an executive summary outlining what the draft regulations on the following pages propose.

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Tracking the Evolution of the SEC’s Climate Risk Disclosure Rule

In March 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors, a rule requiring the disclosure of climate-related risks by SEC registrants in their regular agency filings. By proposing the rule, …

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SEC’s Final Rule: Corporate perspectives on climate disclosure and implementation
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Room for improvement: Digging into Treasury hydrogen guidance
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Little ways to make big reductions in cement sector emissions
C2ES Comments on CFTC Guidance Regarding the Listing of Voluntary Carbon Credit Derivative Contracts

These comments were submitted to the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission on February 16, 2024.

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EV battery investments rev up Ohio’s interest in recycling
Carbon Pricing Proposals in the 118th Congress

There are various market-based approaches to pricing carbon (e.g., carbon tax, cap and trade, clean energy standard). All of these approaches can reduce emissions cost-effectively while driving clean energy innovation. This factsheet compares two carbon tax proposals introduced in the …

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Five Key Policy Lessons from the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

In this paper, we break down key lessons learned following the passage of the largest investment into the future of the U.S. clean energy economy—the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Those lessons are: Performance-based investing with long-term …

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