The push to shape a carbon tax

A power station emitting carbon
A lignite-fired power station. Photo: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images.

The nonprofit World Resources Institute has a new paper out today arguing that a carbon tax should include provisions that enable policy adjustments if it's not proving effective enough.

Why this matters: Carbon taxes have no political traction in Congress right now. But work by WRI highlights various efforts to inform or influence policymakers if — and that's a big if! — a window opens down the line.