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Carbon pricing: How would it affect the poor?

Dan Farber, professor of law | August 1, 2011

Putting a price on carbon – whether through a trading system, a carbon tax, or otherwise – will increase energy costs.  These increases are regressive because the poor spend a larger portion of their budgets on gasoline, heating and power.  But determining the ultimate distributive impacts of pricing carbon is not straightforward.  Pricing carbon has … Continue reading »