Energy Tax Policy: Issues in the 112th Congress

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The economic rationale for interventions in energy markets helps inform the debate surrounding energy tax policy. This report begins by providing background on the economic rationale for energy market interventions, highlighting various market failures. After identifying possible market failures in the production and consumption of energy, possible interventions are discussed. The report concludes with an analysis of energy tax policy as it stands at the start of the 112th Congress.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: April 14, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Sherlock, Molly F.

Analyst in Economics

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Crandall-Hollick, Margot L.

Analyst in Public Finance

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: April 14, 2011
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The economic rationale for interventions in energy markets helps inform the debate surrounding energy tax policy. This report begins by providing background on the economic rationale for energy market interventions, highlighting various market failures. After identifying possible market failures in the production and consumption of energy, possible interventions are discussed. The report concludes with an analysis of energy tax policy as it stands at the start of the 112th Congress.

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31 pages.

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