Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy has analyzed how the proposal would affect the U.S. economy and emissions, as well as low-income households.
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New report finds that a moderate carbon tax could dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions, with only minor effects on the economy.
Economist Glenn Hubbard explains why carbon pricing can appeal to people on both sides of the political aisle.
A recent episode of the Global Energy Exchange podcast, conservative economist Glenn Hubbard explains how “putting a price on carbon” might work.
The shift to renewable energy is key to combating climate change and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. But critics argue it won’t be possible without financial support from the government. How important are special tax breaks and other subsides, and do they really work?
Given the political infeasibility of a carbon tax to speed the transformation to a sustainable economy, we need to rapidly move on to another policy approach.
These ideas hold merit no matter where you fall on the political spectrum
Many economists and policy experts believe carbon pricing is the most effective way to deal with global warming. But others argue that carbon pricing is not a silver bullet for dealing with climate change. Here’s why.
Most economists and policy experts agree that the most effective and cheapest way to curb the carbon dioxide emissions that are warming the planet is to “put a price on carbon.” How effective are carbon taxes and cap and trade programs?
I would argue that given human behavior and organizational inertia it is better to subsidize something new than tax something old. A subsidy, like a sale, sometimes stimulates changed behavior. But a tax may or may not influence behavior.