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Title Implementing a US carbon tax : challenges and debates / edited by Ian Parry, Adele Morris and Roberton Williams
Published New York : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge explorations in environmental economics ; 44
Routledge explorations in environmental economics ; 44
Contents Carbon taxes as part of the fiscal solution -- Choosing among mitigation instruments : how strong is the case for a US carbon tax? -- Administration of a US carbon tax -- Carbon taxes to achieve emissions targets : insights from EMF 24 -- Macroeconomic effects of carbon taxes -- The distributional burden of a carbon tax : evidence and implications for policy 7. offsetting a carbon tax's burden on low-income households -- Carbon taxes and corporate tax reform -- Carbon taxes and energy intensive trade exposed industries : impacts and options -- The role of energy technology policy alongside carbon pricing -- Mixing it up : power sector energy and regional and regulatory climate policies in the presence of a carbon tax -- Implications of carbon taxes for transportation policies -- Comparing countries' climate mitigation efforts in a post-Kyoto world
Summary Although the future extent and effects of global climate change remain uncertain, the expected damages are not zero, and risks of serious environmental and macroeconomic consequences rise with increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. Despite the uncertainties, reducing emissions now makes sense, and a carbon tax is the simplest, most effective, and least costly way to do this. At the same time, a carbon tax would provide substantial new revenues which may be badly needed, given historically high debt-to-GDP levels, pressures on social security and medical budgets, and calls to ref
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 19, 2015)
Subject Carbon taxes -- United States.
Climatic changes -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Emissions trading -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Morris, Adele Cecile, 1963- editor
Parry, Ian W. H. (Ian William Holmes), 1965- editor
Williams, Roberton C., 1972- editor
ISBN 1315747685
1317602080 (electronic bk)
9781317602088 (electronic bk)
Other Titles Implementing a United States carbon tax