Energy Savings and Job Impacts from the Proposed Energy Tax

Research Report ED932

Author(s)

John A. "Skip" Laitner

Description:

This study analyzes the job and income benefits that accrue from energy taxes. Using the broad-based energy tax proposed by the Clinton Administration as a specific example, the paper illustrates the importance of considering consumer response and the implications of reducing energy use. It disputes the claim that a broad-based energy tax might adversely harm the economy.