In 2010 and 2011, Republicans and Democrats in the United States proposed mandating clean electricity generation. Research has now analysed public support for a national clean energy standard (NCES) and found that the average US citizen is willing to bear an annual 13% increase in electricity bills in support of a NCES that requires 80% clean energy by 2035.

In the debate over mandatory policy to reduce the United States

Climate Change and Energy Security: Lessons Learned delivers some extremely valuable insights into the respective debates on both sides of the Atlantic. Joe Aldy, Camilla Bausch, and Michael Mehling shed light on the experiences Germany and the United States have had in these important issue areas over the course

Virtually every aspect of economic activity results in greenhouse gas emissions, so meaningful climate policies will need to alter the fossil fuel foundation of economies over the long term. Climate change policy will likely cost more, benefit more, and require more changes in behavior by firms and individuals than any other environmental policy. The magnitude of this challenge has drawn attention to the potential use of market-based or economic-incentive instruments

Most environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) theories do not apply to carbon dioxide (CO2)