News

White House: Climate funding is ‘a waste of your money’

Cheng, L. et al., 2017. Improved estimates of ocean heat content from 1960 to 2015. Science Advances, 3(3), p.e1601545.

Assignment

A little fun following the discussion last class: Martin Weitzman’s Dismal Theorem: Do “Fat Tails” Destroy Cost-Benefit Analysis?

(These are all pretty short.)

Carbon Pricing 101

Climate Change 101 – Cap and Trade

TAXING CARBON: WHAT, WHY, AND HOW

California Appellate Court Hears Arguments in Cap-and-Trade Program Challenge

What are REDD offsets and why are they controversial?

Climate Change: Caps vs. Taxes – The Conservative Case for Carbon Taxes

Cap and trade in Europe

Carl, Jeremy, and David Fedor. “Tracking global carbon revenues: A survey of carbon taxes versus cap-and-trade in the real world.” Energy Policy 96 (2016): 50-77.

This study looks at where carbon tax / cap and trade revenues are spent.

Resources

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Coefficients by Fuel

H.R. 2454, The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, 111th Congress (Waxman-Markey)

This was the climate bill that passed the house but did not pass the Senate before the Republicans captured the House.