A carbon tax is a fee intended to make users of fossil fuels pay for climate damage their fuel use imposes by releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and also to motivate switches to cleaner energy. Because CO2 is released in strict proportion to the fuel’s carbon content, the carbon tax can be levied “upstream” […]
Find out where carbon taxes have been enacted or proposed around the world, including in Canada, Ireland, Australia, Chile, Scandinavia, and Washington State.
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Quick answers to 30 questions about carbon taxes, including how to make them fair and why they’re needed to prevent climate catastrophe.
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Read CTC’s open letter to Paris climate negotiators signed by 32 experts including Nobel laureates and former cabinet secretaries, calling for a global carbon price.