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.
Design Elements of a Greenhouse Gas Regulatory System
WRI's submission to the recent Bingaman-Domenici Senate white paper reflect our experience working with business and government to accelerate the U.S. response to climate change....
Text of comments at the June 3, 2005 Tax Reform and the Environment seminar.
Observations and Lessons from the OTC NOx Budget Program
Reviews the performance of a multi-state emissions trading program for nitrogen oxides (NOx), implemented by states in the Ozone Transport Commission. Based on this review, recommendations are made for multi-state emissions trading for greenhouse gases.
How can genetic engineering serve U.S. midwestern agricultural sustainability?
Explores the intersection of two critical, but rarely juxtaposed science and policy issues: The path to U.S. agricultural sustainability and the future of genetically engineered (GE) crops.
A Thirty-Year State of the Environment and Policy Retrospective
Focusing on UNEP's North American region, comprised of Canada and the United States, report provides an integrated analysis of the state of resource assets and 30–year trends in nine major themes....
A 2003 analysis of the potential impact of U.S. climate change policy if it were to link greenhouse gas emission growth to a percentage of economic growth.
Leadership or stalemate?
Explores U.S. position on developing countries in climate protection efforts. Concludes that climate protection requires the initial leadership of a few countries that bear historical responsibility for the problem and have considerable capability to act.
Examines how implementation of the Kyoto Protocol could actually help U.S. agriculture.
Nutrient trading's potential to cost-effectively improve water quality...
Explores the cost-effectiveness and environmental performance of various strategies to reduce phosphorus loads in nutrient-impaired waterways.