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STEP Reports on Energy Policy


Effects of US Tax Policy on GHG Emissions

Effects of U.S. Tax Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
In the context of ongoing debates about budget deficits and tax reform, climate change, and national energy policy, Congress asked the National Academies to review the entire Internal Revenue Code and identify the tax provisions that produce the largest increases or reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to estimate the magnitude of those [...]
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 Hidden Costs of EnergyThe Hidden Cost of Energy: Unpriced Consequences of Energy Production and Use
Despite the many benefits of energy, most of which are reflected in energy market prices, the production, distribution, and use of energy causes negative effects. Many of these negative effects are not reflected in energy market prices. When market failures like this occur, there may be a case for government interventions in the form of regulations, taxes, fees, tradable permits [...]

         Forthcoming Reports:

  • Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Energy Technologies
  • Evaluation of the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-e)


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