Nov 27, 2020

Top 10 energy priorities for President Elect Joe Biden

Dominic Ellis
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Top 10 energy priorities for President Elect Joe Biden
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Tax pollution...

WRI states that no climate policy is complete without a mechanism for holding emitters accountable and ensuring that science-based emissions reductions are achieved by ratcheting up the price on carbon if other measures are falling short. 

While some climate policy platforms focus primarily on carbon pricing and others dismiss market mechanisms as ineffective or even counterproductive, WRI research shows that carbon pricing must be an integral component of an effective climate plan.

While it’s unclear when the votes may line up to get carbon pricing through Congress, Biden should make the case that it is better to tax pollution than jobs and look for any opportunity to advance this key component of climate policy, it concludes.

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