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EmissionsEffects of U.S. Tax Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions (June 2013)

 

 

 





May 9, 2017
Why the Carbon Tax Is An Idea That Won’t Go Away
RealClear Energy (Opinion)
A National Academy of Sciences report recently found that production and investment tax credits for wind and solar cost $250 for every ton of reduced carbon-dioxide emissions.

May 5, 2017
IRS is an energy agency, and many say that's bad
E&E ClimateWire (subscription required)
Terry Dinan, a senior adviser at the Congressional Budget Office, used her testimony to highlight a National Academy of Sciences study that found renewable energy tax credits cut carbon dioxide emissions at an average cost of $250 per ton, well above reports from other agencies that estimated the value of cutting emissions between $40 and $65 per ton.

May 2, 2017
Spicer walks back Trump's gas tax comments
ClimateWire (Subscription)
A team of researchers set out recently to determine whether scrapping the gas tax altogether would raise emissions. Their findings were surprising: The impact would be "very small." The study by the National Academy of Sciences estimates that eliminating the gas tax would raise U.S. emissions by between 0.07 and 0.17 percent annually.

April 26, 2017
Conservatives Need an Energy Vision
National Review
Subsidies also have been inefficient. The National Academy of Sciences found that production and investment tax credits for wind and solar reduced carbon dioxide emissions at a cost of a whopping $250 per ton.

November 8, 2016
Renewable energy (unlike nuclear option) only worsens our carbon footprint
Duluth News Tribune (Opinion)
This year, the National Academy of Sciences reported that the cost of federal subsidies for 30 percent “carbon-free” renewables like wind and solar is a stunning $250 for each ton of carbon saved. Worse yet, these inefficient “alternatives” tend to displace 90 percent efficient nuclear generators that operate 24/7 but, paradoxically, get no compensation for being carbon-free.

November 17, 2013
Big Ethanol Finally Loses
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
It's not often that the ethanol lobby suffers a policy setback in Washington, but it got its head handed to it Friday. The Environmental Protection Agency announced that for the first time it is lowering the federal mandate that dictates how much ethanol must be blended into the nation's gasoline. It's about time...

August 20, 2013
WSJ: Green Energy Programs Often Increase Emissions
Newsmax.com
The committee, which is part of the National Academies, found that "several existing provisions have perverse effects, while others yield little reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per dollar of revenue loss." The committee called ethanol and other... 

August 20, 2013
'Perverse Effects'
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
So concludes the National Academies, whose major report on energy subsidies deserves more attention than it has received since its June release. By some miracle, Congress in 2008 created a National Research Council special committee to comb the tax...

July 23, 2013
Study says Subsidies and Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy have Minimal Effect on Greenhouse Emissions
Tucson Citizen
A new study by the National Research Council, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, says such subsidies and tax preferences have almost no effect, yet the Department of the Treasury estimates that the combined federal revenue losses from ...

July 1, 2013
New Study: Tax Subsidies Do Little To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Tax Policy Center
The National Academies of Science released a study last week, the "Effects of U.S. Tax Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions," which made it clear that our current federal tax policies have little ability to control the emission of carbon. Yes, there are...

June 25, 2013
The Moral and Economic Case for Climate Action
Huffington Post
The National Academies of Science released a study last week, the "Effects of U.S. Tax Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions," which made it clear that our current federal tax policies have little ability to control the emission of carbon. Yes, there are...
 
June 25, 2013 
Emission Reducing Tax Policies in the US Having Little Effect
EcoSeed 
Current federal tax provisions in the United States might not be having as great an effect in bringing down greenhouse gas emissions as many might have hoped. A new report from the National Research Council found that several existing tax subsidies have unexpected effects… 

June 25, 2013
Carbon Tax Wins Support From Research Council
Law360 (subscription) 
Responding to a congressional request to evaluate the impact of tax policy on air pollution, the National Research Council found that policies that directly go after emissions rather than subsidizing ethanol and other bio-fuels represented the best ...

CQ News (subscription) 
The federal tax code is doing little to impact greenhouse gas pollution, with some tax breaks — such as incentives to encourage use of biofuels — actually resulting in more emissions, the National Research Council reported Thursday…
 
June 21, 2013
Obama Could Unveil Climate Strategy with Clean Air Act Tie Soon

Huffington Post 
Current federal tax provisions have minimal net effect on greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from the National Academies of Science. The report, which evaluates how key elements of the current tax code affect the nation's greenhouse...
 
June 21, 2013
That's according to a tough report released this week by the National Research Council. The non-partisan academic report concluded that current tax policies are a "poor tool" for addressing climate change -- and a costly one… 

June 21, 2013
Politico 
A federal report is endorsing a carbon tax as a far better method to combat climate change than the current web of energy tax provisions. Despite spending billions of dollars on energy subsidies, the federal government's Tax Code has done little overall to cut...

June 20, 2013
Report: Taxpayers Lost $48 Billion Subsidizing Failed Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Junk Science.com
Current federal tax provisions have minimal net effect on greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from the National Research Council. The report found...

June 20, 2013 
Tax Breaks and Subsidies Do Not Reduce Greenhouse Gases, Finds National ...
Fierce Government
A report from the National Research Council finds that current tax policies and subsidies are poor tools for achieving climate-change objectives. "Several existing provisions have perverse effects, while others yield little reduction in GHG emissions ...
 
Platts
The study, conducted by the National Research Council, found that roughly $48 billion in energy-sector tax expenditures -- including oil and gas depletion allowances, production tax credits for wind and other renewable energy sources and bio-fuels provisions -- have had minimal impact…

June 20, 2013 
Canada Free Press
The US Treasury commissioned a report from the National Academy of Sciences to study various proposed changes to the tax code in light of the effects on greenhouse gas emissions. The committee formed for this task just released its study, edited by...

June 20, 2013 
Environmental Leader
Current federal tax provisions have minimal net effect on greenhouse gas emissions, according to a National Research Council report published today. The report found that several existing tax subsidies have unexpected effects, and others yield little...
 
June 20, 2013 
Current US Tax Code Has Minimal Effect On GHG Emissions, National Research ...

Scientific American (blog)
The full report, which was commissioned by Congress, is available on the National Academies Press website for free (PDF). The primary finding is that many of the tax expenditures and subsidies only deal indirectly with climate objectives. Most of the...

June 20, 2013 
Obama Could Unveil Climate Strategy with Clean Air Act Tie Soon
National Geographic
Current federal tax provisions have minimal net effect on greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from the National Academies of Science. The report, which evaluates how key elements of the current tax code affect the nation's greenhouse...

 June 14, 2013
The Week Ahead
Bloomberg BNA 
On June 20, the National Academies will release a report, Effects of U.S. Tax Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions. A May 23 article includes remarks by Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) who said carbon tax remains an option ... 

November 8, 2012
Long-Shot US Carbon Tax Suddenly Part of Fiscal Cliff Debate
Reuters
The report is being drafted by the National Academies of Science (NAS), which has commissioned a panel of economic specialists to analyze how to reform the way the government raises revenue to encourage cuts in emissions of gases that are blamed for climate change...

November 2, 2012
Study Bankrolled by U.S. Treasury to Tie Taxes to Carbon Emissions
The New American
The $1.5 million study, "Effects of Provisions in the Internal Revenue Code on Greenhouse Gas Emissions," is being administered under the guidance of the National Academy of Science (NAS). Originally projected to take two years, the project...

November 1, 2012
Eco-Taxes? Study Financed by U.S. Treasury Will Link Tax Code to Carbon Emissions
Fox News
Under the bland title of Effects of Provisions in the Internal Revenue Code on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, the $1.5 million study is being carried out under the auspices of the National Academy of Science (NAS)... 
 

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