Discussion Paper - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

GHG Cap-and-Trade: Implications for Effective and Efficient Climate Policy in Oregon

| November 2018

Summary

Like many other states, Oregon has begun to pursue climate policies to attempt to fill the gap created by the lack of effective climate policy at the Federal level. After adopting a variety of policies to address climate change and other environmental impacts from energy use, Oregon is now contemplating the adoption of a greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade system. However, interactions between policies can have important consequences for environmental and economic outcomes. Thus, as Oregon considers taking this step, reconsidering the efficacy of its other current climate policies may better position the state to achieve long-run emission reductions at sustainable economic costs.

Todd Schatzki
Analysis Group, Inc.

Robert Stavins
Harvard University

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For Academic Citation: Schatzki, Todd and Robert Stavins. “GHG Cap-and-Trade: Implications for Effective and Efficient Climate Policy in Oregon.” Discussion Paper, 2018-92, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, November 2018.

The Authors

Robert N. Stavins