Experts often debate the pros and cons of a carbon tax versus a cap-and-trade system. But WRI research finds that if well-designed, both policies can effectively reduce emissions in the United States.
EPA is continuing to provide states with the tools and support to reduce their power sector emissions, and many states and utilities have said they will continue their plans to comply with the Clean Power Plan despite the recent stay.
New research finds that sea levels increased at a faster rate this past century than any other in nearly 3,000 years. While this is old news to the local elected officials on the front lines of coastal flooding in the United States, the findings will hopefully inspire much-needed action at the federal level.
Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling to pause implementation of the Clean Power Plan will likely only be a temporary time out. Most states are already laying plans to comply—and indeed, it's in their best interest to do so.
The landmark Paris Agreement on climate change came under tough scrutiny from members of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, but Dr. Andrew Steer said a clean energy economy would "create hundreds of thousands of more jobs, increase GDP and save families money on energy bills."
WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer revealed 2016's top stories to watch when it comes to the environment, economy and sustainability.
In Putting a Price on Carbon: Reducing Emissions, we describe how a national price on carbon would reduce emissions across key sectors of the economy, including empirical evidence and real world case studies. The research examines how the incentives for emissions reductions are depicted in an...
New WRI research finds that a U.S. carbon price would go beyond computer model predictions and encourage emissions reductions by changing the behavior of producers, consumers and investors throughout the economy.
This fact sheet examines how Missouri can use its existing policies and infrastructure to meet its emission standards under the Clean Power Plan while minimizing compliance costs, ensuring reliability, and harnessing economic opportunities. Read about additional analyses in WRI's fact sheet...
WRI’s fact sheet series, How States Can Meet Their Clean Power Plan Targets, examines the ways states can meet or even exceed their standards under the Clean Power Plan while minimizing compliance costs, ensuring reliability, and harnessing economic opportunities. This post explores these opportunities in Missouri.
As part of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires Missouri to reduce its power sector emissions by 29 percent below 2012 levels by 2030. New...