This figure compares targets for legislative proposals of mandatory cap and trade programs for greenhouse gas emissions.
This figure depicts the cumulative greenhouse gas emissions budgets for the proposals over two time periods.
For a full discussion of underlying methodology, assumptions and references, please see http://www.wri.org/usclimatetargets. WRI does not endorse any of these bills.
Like many other requirements of the Clean Air Act (the Act), the standards of performance under section 111 are designed and implemented through a federal-state partnership. EPA lists the categorie
To begin the process of reducing U.S.
This flow chart shows the sources and activities across the U.S. economy that produce greenhouse gas emissions. Energy use is by far responsible for the majority of greenhouse gases.
How States Influence Federal Regulation and the Implications for U.S. Policy
This report analyzes the prospects of state efforts to address climate change by looking at a range of case studies to determine what characteristics of state policy innovation may be indicators of successful federal adoption.
Hearing on U.S. Re-Engagement in the Global Effort to Fight Climate Change (May 15, 2007)
Using a Carbon Tax to Finance Payroll Tax Relief
Highlights the potential economic and environmental benefits of a revenue neutral tax reform where a national tax on carbon emissions is paired with a reduction in the payroll tax so the reform is both revenue and distributionally neutral.