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climate change

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Climate change is a leading issue in the 2020 presidential elections, especially among Democratic voters. According to a recent CBS poll , almost two thirds...
November 26, 2019Thornton Matheson
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Why Carbon Taxes Are So Hard To Pass Economists love carbon taxes . According to polls, so do roughly two-thirds of Americans. Yet voters in...
August 15, 2019Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The Green New Deal is the big new thing among progressive Democrats. Until today, it has been little more than a four words (much like...
February 7, 2019Howard Gleckman
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Bill Nordhaus, Climate Change, And Carbon Taxes Two events this week raised the profile of carbon taxes. The first was a report by the UN...
October 10, 2018Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
For a brief shining moment the other day, it looked as if the Trump Administration was considering a carbon tax. Combined with its aggressive effort...
April 7, 2017Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
The other day, a high-powered group of former senior Republican policy advisers and business executives proposed replacing regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gases with a...
February 14, 2017Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Earlier this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped a bombshell: He’ll require every province to adopt either a carbon tax or develop a carbon...
October 6, 2016Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
The Wall Street Journal reported this morning (paywall) that Exxon, the world’s largest producer of fossil fuels, is actively lobbying for a carbon tax. Yes,...
June 30, 2016Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
If anyone needed another example of why a carbon tax is a good idea, look no further than Volkswagen’s diesel scandal. The automaker’s efforts to game the current system are a case study in what’s wrong with government attempts to reduce pollution with regulation and tax subsidies, rather than
October 12, 2015Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
A group of 28 Senate Democrats has proposed a major new energy bill that includes what they call significant reforms in the dozens of tax breaks aimed at encouraging the production and use of clean energy. I’ll let real energy policy experts speak to the broader bill, but the tax provisions are
September 21, 2015Howard Gleckman