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Climate Policy in the State Laboratory

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.

A Green Employment Tax Swap

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.

Agriculture and Climate Change

Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities and the 2007 Farm Bill

How can managers of agricultural operations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions? What opportunities exist under the Conservation Title of the 2007 Farm Bill to enhance climate change mitigation opportunities from the U.S. agricultural sector?

Greening the Tax Code

This policy brief, authored by The Brookings Institution and World Resources Institute, examines fiscal intruments that both raise revenue and help improve environmental quality.

Taxing Carbon to Finance Tax Reform

In this issue brief, WRI and Duke Energy explain how instituting a carbon tax would simultaneously support federal tax reform initiatives, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and promote sound energy policies.

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