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

 

 

 


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 ... 

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