Renewable Energy (More or Less) Survives the GOP Tax Bill

By ID360

While some GOP lawmakers in the House and Senate wanted to kill federal subsidies for electric vehicles, wind, and solar power, the final version of the tax bill keeps the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), and the electric vehicle tax credit. The bill does kill the nuclear and “other” […]

Putting a Price on Carbon: The Social Cost of Carbon? Cap and Trade? Carbon Tax?

By ID360

Carbon is the leading cause of global climate change, and carbon pricing offers a tangible, financial penalty greenhouse gas emissions. According to many economists, climate change is a “market failure.”Society at large bears the cost of emitting CO2, while the polluters accrue the benefits. The EPA and other government agencies use estimates of the social […]