Carbon Pricing

Publications

, Inside Sources
Republican Carbon Tax Bills Keep Getting Better
Josiah Neeley

For a long time, there was nothing. After Sen. John McCain quietly dropped his advocacy of cap and trade, the Republican position on climate change could almost be summed up with one word:…

Tax Credits for Carbon Capture Won’t Work Without Fixing EPA Regulations
William Murray

One of the few environmental advances in Congress in the past two years has been bipartisan agreement on the need to expand carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. Capturing carbon…

R Street Commends Rep. Rooney for Introducing Carbon Pricing Legislation
Caroline Kitchens

Today, the R Street Institute commends Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., for the introduction of the Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) Act, which would establish a $30-a-ton tax on carbon dioxide…

Climate Tariffs Are Coming
Josiah Neeley

The list of people who both support President Trump’s pro-tariff trade agenda and support a carbon tax isn’t very large. But it may be about to get a little bit larger. Last week, at the National…

Was the Clean Power Plan Pointless?
Josiah Neeley

After much anticipation, the Trump administration has recently unveiled its replacement for the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The CPP, which was the subject of legal challenges and many dire economic…

Cancel Culture Comes to Climate Change
Josiah Neeley

Recent years have seen a flurry of incidents of
“deplatforming,” where controversial speakers are disinvited or individuals are
excluded from events because of their “unsafe” views. Many of…

Green New Deal vs. Green Real Deal: What Do They Mean for Advanced Energy?
Travis Kavulla

From Advanced Energy Economy:

As the Green New Deal gained national attention, we also wondered what the response of the Republican Party would be, recognizing that certain center-right groups…

, Inside Sources
A Conservative Carbon Tax? Experts Say Yes to a Market-Based Solution to Climate Change
Josiah Neeley

From Inside Sources:

“One advantage of the rebate is it is very transparent where the money is going,” says Josiah Neeley, director of energy policy at the R Street Institute, who adds that…

, Inside Sources
House Republicans Still Trying to Solidify Their Position on Environmental Issues
Josiah Neeley

From Inside Sources:

The proposal languishes in committee, having gained some cosponsors but not, it seems, support from either party’s leadership. This is somewhat surprising, since carbon…

, Politico
Conservatives get head start molding Republican climate message

From Politico:
So far, those conservative groups are out in front. A number of groups on the so-called eco-right that has called for policies to address the changing climate — including the…