With a Carbon Tax, U.S. Could Surpass Paris Climate Goals

Earth Institute | 17/07/2018

As federal deficits approach record highs and lawmakers and presidential candidates look toward post-2020 federal climate policy, carbon taxes have been gaining attention from Republicans and Democrats alike.

In light of this development, the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs released a series of four reports today that analyze the economic, energy, and environmental implications of federal carbon taxes. These reports are part of CGEP’s Carbon Tax Research Initiative which launched earlier this year.

The studies are the first to analyze carbon taxes in light of 2017 federal tax reform, which changes the landscape for any major future federal tax policy.