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CGEP Scholar Dr. Noah Kaufman examines four concerns that carbon tax supporters have raised with the design of Initiative 1631 in Washington state. For each, he highlights the consensus of economists on how a carbon tax should be designed (in theory) and compares those recommendations to the details of Initiative 1631.

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CGEP Scholar Katherine Spector attempts to quantify short-term and longer-term GOM waterborne crude export capacity. The piece also raises questions about whether sharp growth in non-energy waterborne trade via the Gulf will have a positive or negative effect on decongestion of the energy trade, and whether the type of companies involved in developing new export infrastructure matters for the development of this market.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks are becoming increasingly important to judging the credit worthiness of electric utilities, especially as climate change makes their work more challenging. 

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Dr. Tim Boersma et al analyze the outlook for natural gas in Europe’s electricity generation, the most substantial market for gas in the continent, in the short and medium term (to 2030).

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Op-ed

When it comes to action on climate change, few groups have less in common than the oil industry and climate activists. Writing in The Hill, CGEP Scholar Noah Kaufman argues that both groups, however, may find something to like in the same kind of climate policy: a carbon tax

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Testimony

Testifying before the Senate Commitee on Energy and Natural Resources, CGEP Director Jason Bordoff discussed the factors that have affected oil prices over the last several years.

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CGEP Scholar Dr. Noah Kaufman, in partnership with colleagues at the Rhodium Group and Rice University, analyzes carbon tax legislation proposed by Congressman Carlos Curbelo, the first federal carbon pricing proposal from a congressional Republican in nearly a decade.

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This paper, conducted in partnership with the Rhodium Group, seeks to answer key questions about the impacts of a carbon tax in the United States. First, how responsive are different sectors of the US economy to a carbon tax at different tax rates? Second, what changes in energy prices, production, and consumption occur under different tax rates? 

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In partnership with Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, this report provides an up-to-date (inclusive of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017) analysis of the short-run and long-run macroeconomic effects and intergenerational and intragenerational distributional effects of a federal carbon tax in the U.S.

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In partnership with the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, this report estimates the effects of various potential carbon taxes on the tax burdens of US households across the income distribution.

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