Where does climate and energy policy go from here? In the new podcast miniseries The Roadmap, The Atlantic‘s Rob Meyer joins EPIC scholars to take a deep dive into timely climate and energy issues and the evidence behind needed policy changes, as described in the U.S. Energy & Climate Roadmap.
For the first episode, Rob talks with EPIC Director Michael Greenstone and UChicago Law’s David Weisbach about one of the most important and political issues in climate policy: carbon prices. They also discuss one of the biggest questions surrounding carbon pricing, which is how to impose a carbon price without driving industry overseas and without exporting carbon emissions—a phenomenon called carbon leakage.
Areas of Focus: Put a Price on It: The How and Why of Pricing Carbon
, A Solution to the Leakage Problem
Put a Price on It: The How and Why of Pricing Carbon
Enacting a national, market-based framework to put a price on carbon can achieve ambitious climate change goals while minimizing the cost to the American economy. The most effective climate policy...
A Solution to the Leakage Problem
A simple, clearly legal, and more effective alternative to border tax adjustments could be to tax domestic extraction along with border adjustments on imports and exports of energy.