Tax Policy Center

carbon tax

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A carbon tax has great appeal. It could reduce the risk of climate change by building emissions costs into market prices, thus discouraging the use of carbon-based fuels. And it would make a lot of revenue available for a broad range of purposes including reducing other taxes, new spending, or
May 27, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a proposed rule due out in June that could allow states to use carbon excise taxes or fees to limit the one-third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions that come from power plants. The tax approach, one of several options EPA could offer
April 1, 2014Adele C. Morris
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The other day, President Obama proposed a modest and largely aspirational plan to respond to climate change. Unlike some of his past efforts, it did...
July 1, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Two great tastes often taste great together. Chocolate and peanut butter. Oreos and milk. Popcorn and butter. Could the same be true of carbon taxes...
February 11, 2013Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Last week I had the opportunity to testify before two Ways and Means subcommittees--Select Revenue Measures and Oversight--about the way our tax system is used...
September 29, 2011Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
You know the Washington Rule: Liberals will never support spending cuts and conservatives will never back tax increases. Yet, there is one new levy that...
June 2, 2011Howard Gleckman