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Posts on Climate Change
September 21, 2015

We can effectively fight global warming with a carbon tax while protecting low-income households from the resulting increase in energy prices, as I explain in a new issue brief from Resources for the Future (RFF) and CBPP.  (I’ll discuss the issue brief at an...

Climate Change - factory smokestack
August 4, 2015

Constrained by Congress’s unwillingness to take up climate legislation, President Obama has done the next best thing by using the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority under the Clean Air Act to promulgate standards for reducing U.S. electric power plant emissions while giving states and utilities considerable flexibility in how they meet them.     

That flexibility is...

Climate Change - factory smokestack
June 3, 2014

In my latest post for US News & World Report, I previewed the Obama Administration’s proposal to reduce...

Cash and Thermostat
March 29, 2012

As my CBPP colleagues have been busy documenting, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget does more to sharpen partisan differences than to move us toward a credible, sustainable, and bipartisan deficit-reduction plan.   ...

Smokestack and Black Smoke