Research – REMI Studies

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Intro to REMI and why it’s important

The Regional Economic Model has the capacity to look at how changes in environmental tax policy can affect the economy.  Each state is different.  They have different economies and different tax structures.  So there is a “best” way to do environmental tax reform in each state.

In each of the studies below we asked REMI to optimize tax reductions for each state using revenue from an environmental tax.  Their objective was to figure out how to:

  • make the economy grow
  • increase the number of jobs
  • protect the poor
  • reduce carbon dioxide

California

Environmental Tax Reform in California: Economic and Climate Impact of a Carbon Tax Swap.

For California, REMI examined Environmental Tax Reform.  It looks at an across the board cut to income, sales, and corporate taxes and at a dividend approach.  

Environmental Tax Reform in California: Economic and Climate Impact of a Carbon Tax Swap

Washington & King County

The Economic, Demographic, and Climate Impact of Environmental Tax Reform in Washington and King County

For Washington and King County, REMI examined Environmental Tax Reform.  The best fit for Washington reduces the Sales Tax, increases the tax rebate for Working Families, and reduces the Business and Occupation Tax. They show the economy grows while CO2 emissions drop.   Read more…

ETR-WA REMI Report 2013


Massachusetts

The Economic, Demographic, and Climate Impact of a Carbon Tax in Massachusetts
For Massachusetts, REMI examined Environmental Tax Reform.  The best fit for Massachusetts reduces the Personal and Business Income Taxes, and the Sales Tax. They show the economy grows while CO2 emissions drop.   Read more…

Front page of Massachusetts Regional Economic Model on Carbon Tax done in 2013

 

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