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Title: Institute a modest carbon tax to reduce carbon emissions, finance clean energy technology development, cut taxes, and reduce the deficit

Abstract

The nation should institute a modest carbon tax in order to help clean up the economy and stabilize the nation’s finances. Specifically, Congress and the president should implement a $20 per ton, steadily increasing carbon excise fee that would discourage carbon dioxide emissions while shifting taxation onto pollution, financing energy efficiency (EE) and clean technology development, and providing opportunities to cut taxes or reduce the deficit. The net effect of these policies would be to curb harmful carbon emissions, improve the nation’s balance sheet, and stimulate job-creation and economic renewal.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
22110337
Resource Type:
Miscellaneous
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; FINANCING; INVESTMENT; USA; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES; EMISSIONS TAX; CLIMATIC CHANGE; EMISSION; MARKET; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; ECONOMIC IMPACT

Citation Formats

Muro, Mark, and Rothwell, Jonathan. Institute a modest carbon tax to reduce carbon emissions, finance clean energy technology development, cut taxes, and reduce the deficit. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Muro, Mark, & Rothwell, Jonathan. Institute a modest carbon tax to reduce carbon emissions, finance clean energy technology development, cut taxes, and reduce the deficit. United States.
Muro, Mark, and Rothwell, Jonathan. Thu . "Institute a modest carbon tax to reduce carbon emissions, finance clean energy technology development, cut taxes, and reduce the deficit". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/22110337.
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abstractNote = {The nation should institute a modest carbon tax in order to help clean up the economy and stabilize the nation’s finances. Specifically, Congress and the president should implement a $20 per ton, steadily increasing carbon excise fee that would discourage carbon dioxide emissions while shifting taxation onto pollution, financing energy efficiency (EE) and clean technology development, and providing opportunities to cut taxes or reduce the deficit. The net effect of these policies would be to curb harmful carbon emissions, improve the nation’s balance sheet, and stimulate job-creation and economic renewal.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
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