REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin - A rotary dredge works on the coal face of the Borodinsky opencast colliery near the Siberian town of Borodino, east of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, October 27, 2015.

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Does decarbonization mean de-coalification? Discussing carbon reduction policies

November 2, 2015, John P. Banks, Tim Boersma and Charles K. Ebinger

In September, the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at Brookings held the third meeting of its Coal Task Force (CTF), during which participants discussed the dynamics of three carbon policy instruments: performance standards, cap and trade, and a carbon tax. The dialogue revolved around lessons learned from implementing these policy mechanisms, especially as they relate to coal.

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