Weekend Links: ‘Carbon Tariff,’ Offshore Wind Fizzles, More Subsidies Posted on November 4, 2023November 4, 2023 by Jane Shaw Stroup Republican senator Bill Cassidy proposes a “carbon tariff”—a tax on imports of products that emit a lot of carbon dioxide. A step on a slippery slope, says Travis Fisher at Cato. Dept of Energy subsidizes utility projects by buying their power—to spur transmission of “clean energy.” East coast offshore wind gets more pushback. Environmentalists are worried that the East coast pushback is serious—a “moment of reckoning.” Austin, Texas, to reduce its carbon footprint by reducing parking requirements for new buildings (fewer cars). Another government subsidy for solar: this one to lower costs in Puerto Rico. Image of Senator Bill Cassidy by Hudson Institute is licensed under Creative Commons BY 2.0.