The WRI Bubble chart
Decisions about energy policy must consider the impacts and tradeoffs to both energy security and climate change. This analysis assesses a range of energy choices currently under consideration, and illustrates how well each option addresses each of these challenges.
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.
Eliminating or scaling back tax expenditures that promote production and consumption of fossil fuels would reduce the budget deficit, promote economic efficiency, and be a step towards more environmentally friendly tax law.
Dr. Jonathan Pershing testifies at the Hearing on Climate Change -- International Issues, Engaging Developing Countries on March 27, 2007
Options for U.S. climate policy design and implementation
This document contains WRI's responses to questions from the House Energy and Commerce Committee on options for U.S. climate policy design and implementation....
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?
Jonathan Lash's testimony before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee...
This document contains WRI's responses to questions from the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee on the impacts that biofuels promotion, especially ethanol, might contribute to energy security and efforts to combat climate change....