Carbon Taxes : Elements, Considerations & Objectives Hardback
Edited by Neil Viveiros
The federal budget deficit has exceeded $1 trillion annually in each fiscal year since 2009, and deficits are projected to continue.
Over time, unsustainable deficits can lead to reduced savings for investment, higher interest rates, and higher levels of inflation.
Restoring fiscal balance would require spending reductions, revenue increases, or some combination of the two.
Policy-makers have considered a number of options for raising additional federal revenues, including a carbon tax.
A carbon tax could apply directly to carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, or to the inputs (e.g., fossil fuels) that lead to the emissions.
Unlike a tax on the energy content of each fuel, a carbon tax would vary with a fuel's carbon content, as there is a direct correlation between a fuel's carbon content and its CO2 emissions.
This book examines the carbon tax debate as a deficit reduction tool with a focus on policy design considerations.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 133 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 10/05/2013
- Category: Taxation
- ISBN: 9781626181489