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Webinar: Confronting the Climate Challenge: US Policy Options
Friday, 02 March 2018, 9:00
Friday, March 2, 2018. 9:00AM. Webinar: Confronting the Climate Challenge: US Policy Options. Lawrence H. Goulder, Stanford University; Marc Hafstead, RFF. Sponsored by Resources for the Future and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. More information here.
Join Resources for the Future (RFF) and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment for the public launch of Confronting the Climate Challenge: US Policy Options. From the publisher: This new book presents a unique framework for evaluating the impacts of a range of US climate-policy options, both for the economy overall and for particular household groups, industries, and regions. Co-authors Lawrence Goulder (Stanford) and Marc Hafstead (RFF) focus on four alternative approaches for reducing carbon dioxide emissions: a revenue-neutral carbon tax, a cap-and-trade program, a clean energy standard, and an increase in the federal gasoline tax. They demonstrate that these policies—if designed correctly—not only can achieve emissions reductions at low cost but also can avoid placing undesirable burdens on low-income household groups or especially vulnerable industries.