While Earth Day’s founders couldn’t have predicted it, acting on climate change has become the country’s great unfinished business.
U.S. policymakers at the federal, regional and state level are discussing market-based policies
to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Below are answers to
commonly asked questions about the scope of such legislation and the costs and benefits for...
This summary provides a concise overview of S. 2877, the Carbon Limits and Energy for America's Renewal Act (herein referred to as CLEARA), as introduced by Senators Cantwell and Collins on December 11, 2009.
Federal legislators should look to the states for some key lessons on cap-and-trade.
An explanation of how WRI conducts analysis of climate and energy proposals before the US Congress.
I was surprised to learn from Nordhaus and Shellenberger’s recent piece in Foreign Policy that WRI has magical powers.
How industry has learned to live with (and perhaps even love) cap-and-trade in Europe.
This document provides a detailed summary of the greenhouse gas (GHG) offset provisions in the Clean Energy Partnerships Act of 2009 (S.2729), which was introduced as a bill by Senators Stabenow, Baucus, Klobuchar, Brown, Begich and Harkin on November 5, 2009.
Has cap-and-trade in Europe worked? WRI’s Senior Fellow Jill Duggan, who helped implement the EU trading scheme, sorts the myths from reality.
Payments for ecosystem services are becoming an increasingly important part of the U.S. business and regulatory landscape. As programs that provide payments for ecosystem services grow, policy makers will need to determine how these various payments should interact with each other.