Revenue from Carbon Pricing

November 2, 2015 by Adam Whitmore

The Pricing of and the Revenue from Carbon

Carbon pricing already raises over $20 billion worldwide. This has the potential to grow by an order of magnitude in the future. Just what to do with this money will be an increasingly important issue as more and more of these measures and regulations are adopted.[read more]

The Multibillion Dollar Question: How to Spend Carbon Revenues?

October 14, 2014 by Meredith Fowlie

Carbon Revenue Spending

Debates over carbon pricing policies tend to focus on the costs imposed on firms and households. When a carbon tax or cap and trade program is introduced, firms see energy-related operating costs rise, drivers pay more at the pump, households see the prices of energy, and energy-intensive goods, tick up.[read more]

The Right Use of Carbon Tax Revenue? Sorry, There Isn't One

August 5, 2013 by Mark Jaccard

It never ceases to amaze me that some people can be so utterly certain about the right answer to questions that don’t have simple answers. The answer to “What is one plus one?” is simple. The answer to “How should we use carbon tax revenue?” is not. And for good reason.[read more]

Smart Grid Revenue To Hit 73 Billion Annually By 2020

June 19, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Smart Grid Revenue

If you’re placing bets on which sector of the clean energy industry is primed for the strongest growth in the future, you may want to slide a few more chips toward the smart grid.[read more]

A Tax on Energy is a Tax on Everything

March 14, 2013 by Mark Green

Because energy is central to the way Americans live, making energy more expensive by raising taxes on it amounts to a tax on all Americans. Higher energy taxes = less energy.[read more]

The $1 Trillion Choice

February 22, 2013 by Mark Green

While the White House talks again about raising taxes on oil and natural gas companies, let’s look at the starkly different outcomes – in terms of revenue for government – from two policy paths.[read more]

Imagine What A Real Cap Could Do

December 15, 2011 by Gernot Wagner

RGGI (pronounced “Reggie”), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, has capped carbon dioxide emissions in ten northeastern U.S. states. Well, it isn’t much of a cap, given how loose it really is. Still, the latest analysis that tries to follow the money points to $1.6 billion in economic benefits for the economies in these ten states....[read more]

Carbon Tax May Be The ‘Least, Terrible’ Option for 2013 Revenue

January 3, 2011 by Jim Pierobon

As the next Congress goes to work in January 2013, this scenario could play out almost purely because it makes the ‘math’ work for a workable fiscal policy. If Barack Obama is re-elected President and Democrats regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives — or not — there almost surely will come a time when federal lawmakers...[read more]

Cap and Trade: Right Debate, Wrong Solution

April 13, 2010 by David Gold

From Green Gold Blog David Gold heads up cleantech investments for Access Venture Partners and previously spent time in public policy and as an entrepreneur. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------  As we have seen in just the past few years, fossil fuel prices can vary dramatically over very...[read more]