Carbon Tax

How the EPA should modify its proposed 111(d) regulations to allow states to comply by taxing pollution

The attached piece was co-authored with Michael Wara and Marta R. Darby of Stanford University. I. Introduction The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is exercising its authority under section 111(d) …

Why conservatives should support carbon taxation

Conservatives are conditioned to wince at the mention of the word "tax." Mention the term "carbon tax," and many will recoil altogether. Still, in the only place in …

Under carbon rule, the EPA will be either Alabama’s overlord or its puppet master

In June of 2014, the EPA proposed a draft rule to regulate carbon dioxide. The rule made headlines for weeks and then largely dropped from public conversation. While …

Sanders on EPA carbon rules

R Street's Lori Sanders joined the American Action Forum's Douglas Holtz-Eakin and the Brookings Institution's Adele Morris in a panel discussion examined flaws in the structure of forthcoming …

Innovation and a Carbon Tax: Unexpected Views from the Right and Left

Pending gas price hikes make California lawmakers skittish

As the California Legislature wraps up its last few weeks of this year's session, some lawmakers are anxious to head off a scheduled gas price increase set to …

The peculiar benefit calculation of EPA’s carbon rule

This week, the EPA held a field hearing in Atlanta regarding the Clean Power Plan proposed rule. Once final, the rule, by 2030, "would achieve CO2 emission reductions from the …

R Street disappointed by EPA greenhouse gas rules

WASHINGTON (June 2, 2014) – New carbon emissions regulations proposed today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are likely to prove expensive and damaging to a still-fragile economic …

Showtime series highlights R Street carbon tax debate

The makers of the Showtime series Years of Living Dangerously shot some footage of the carbon tax debate we hosted last June, pitting R Street Executive Director Andrew …

Comments to EPA on greenhouse gas emissions

The following comments by R Street Policy Analyst Lori Sanders were delivered at the Environmental Protection Agency's Nov. 7 public listening session on regulation of carbon emissions from …

What the Australian elections mean (and don’t mean) for climate policy and the left

As a right-wing Republican, I consider newly elected Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott a man after my own heart. He wants to deregulate his country's economy, protect the …

Climate change: It’s time for a conservative alternative

President Barack Obama's climate agenda announced in June 2013 represents the latest of many Democratic Party efforts to address climate change. Although it includes no new legislation, the …

Republicans need a new game plan on climate change

There’s no reason for conservatives and libertarians to celebrate President Barack Obama’s recently announced climate change plan. While Obama does seek to confront a real problem, his plan …

Climate change for the GOP

It’s time for a conservative alternative to liberal alarmism. President Barack Obama’s climate agenda announced last week represents the latest of many Democratic party efforts to address climate change. …

Climate change: Conservatives make the argument for a carbon tax

The following piece was co-authored with Bob Inglis, the founder and executive director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative. If conservatives don't begin to engage on the important issue …

Why you just may come to like a carbon tax

Tax reform may involve simplifying the tax code, but actually achieving such a thing promises to be a terrifyingly complicated process. The battle over how (and by how …

Time for a carbon tax?

The New York Times reports that the EU Parliament has elected to not remove carbon tax credits from the market, despite the price plunging from a peak of …

An agenda for regulatory reform: Think big (and small)

If they want to get serious about doing away with job-killing government regulations, congressional Republicans need to get practical about the battles they choose. Last session, Congress' deregulatory …

A tax we could learn to love

Global emissions of carbon dioxide hit a record high in 2011, scientists from the Global Carbon Project reported last week. Another record is expected in 2012. The earth continues to …

‘Climate silence’: It’s just common sense

As any number of activists and journalists -- nearly all of them on the left -- have noted, the two major party presidential candidates aren't talking much about …

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