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To meet the climate challenge, the United States needs a comprehensive national approach. Well-designed federal policy can cut emissions and strengthen resilience while driving economic growth.

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Carbon Pricing Proposals in the 118th Congress

There are various market-based approaches to pricing carbon (e.g., carbon tax, cap and trade, clean energy standard). All of these approaches can reduce emissions cost-effectively while driving clean energy innovation. This factsheet compares two carbon tax proposals introduced in the …

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Carbon Border Adjustment Provisions in the 118th Congress

Carbon border adjustment mechanisms (CBAM) are an emerging set of trade policy tools that aim to prevent carbon-intensive economic activity from moving out of jurisdictions with relatively stringent climate policies and into those with relatively less stringent policies. Border adjustments …

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Five Key Policy Lessons from the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

In this paper, we break down key lessons learned following the passage of the largest investment into the future of the U.S. clean energy economy—the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Those lessons are: Performance-based investing with long-term …

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C2ES Comments on Proposed EPA Power Plant Rule

Comments of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions on New Source Performance Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating …

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Reaching for 2030: Climate and Energy Policy Priorities

The need to address climate change remains urgent. Over the past 15 months, the U.S. Congress has passed meaningful legislation that has the potential to dramatically reduce emissions, and—importantly—allow the United States to lead in accelerating the global transition toward …

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Comments to the SEC Regarding Proposed Regulation S-X Provisions

This document constitutes supplemental comments of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) regarding an alternative to the proposed regulation S-X provisions in the proposed rule by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on climate-related financial disclosures, “The Enhancement …

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