Found 3 article(s) for author 'Energy Policy'

Reforming the U.S. coal leasing program

Reforming the U.S. coal leasing program. James Stock, December 2, 2016, Paper, “The article stresses the need for reform of the U.S. coal leasing program. Topics discussed include the social costs of coal extraction, the extent of substitution away from federal coal induced by raising additional leasing revenue and the lack of competition on the leasing auctions. Also mentioned are the incentives inherent in the leasing program structure of the U.S.Link

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Oil’s Plunge Has Created Opening For Carbon Tax

Oil’s Plunge Has Created Opening For Carbon Tax. Lawrence Summers, January 6, 2015, Opinion. “The case for carbon taxes has long been compelling. With the recent steep fall in oil prices and associated declines in other energy prices, it has become overwhelming. There is room for debate about the size of the tax and about how the proceeds should be deployed. But there should be no doubt that, given the current zero tax rate on carbon, increased taxation would be desirable…” Link

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