20 April 2017 – Despite recent set-backs at the state level and comments made by President Trump, a carbon tax is gaining support from a growing number of Republicans who
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News, indicators and facts of the work of the Green Fiscal Policy Network and our partners in the United States.
12 April 2017 – The Debate Over a Carbon Taxes, Cap and Trade, or Doing Nothing Matters to Environmentalists, but also State Budgets. Jeffrey Garceau (Associate Editor, MuniNet Guide) discusses
In the face of uncertainty about future policies to address climate change, companies are using internal carbon pricing in their strategic planning to manage regulatory risk and explore future scenarios
5 April 2017 – Trump says he wants to shrink America’s trade deficit with China, but the best way to do that would be to focus on the subsidies that
28 March 2017 – Joel Darmstadter (Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future) discusses the effects of a proposed ‘upstream’ carbon tax on the coal industry in the US. Read the
29 March 2017 – A deal between California’s Governor Jerry Brown and leaders of the legislature would see an increase in fuel taxes and other transport-related fees to finance infrastructure
The 2013 OECD Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels identifies and estimates direct budgetary transfers and tax expenditures relating to fossil fuel production and consumption.
Effect of government subsidies for upstream oil infrastructure on U.S. oil production and global CO2 emissions (SEI)
This working paper by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) quantifies the effect of federal and state subsidies on US oil production, focusing on the more than 800 fields that have been
19 February 2017, Washington – Republican leaders on Capitol Hill and their anti-tax allies are moving quickly to crush conservative proposals for a carbon tax before they even have time