Putting a Price on Carbon: Reducing Emissions (WRI)

This World Resource Institute (WRI) report describes how a national price on carbon would reduce emissions across key sectors of the US economy, including empirical evidence and real world case studies. The research examines how incentives for emissions reductions are depicted in an influential carbon pricing study, and shows why computer models are likely to underestimate the emissions reductions potential of a carbon price. The paper concludes that carbon pricing can play a central role in helping the US achieve its long-term climate goals, particularly if combined with a smart portfolio of complementary policies. The report is available to download on the WRI website.