A carbon tax is a fee that makes users of fossil fuels pay for the climate damage their fuel use causes by releasting heat-trapping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This straightforward tax, which can be levied “upstream” when the fuel is extracted or imported, can motivate changes in technology, investment and behavior that will collectively […]
Find out where carbon taxes have been enacted or proposed around the world, including in Canada, Ireland, Australia, Chile, Scandinavia, and Washington State.
Every week seems to bring another disaster rooted in climate change. Historic floods, persistent droughts, raging wildfires, massive icemelts. Setting off food shortages, civil unrest, mass migrations. It’s not because our wired world gives us greater access to cataclysms. The frequencies are rising.
Quick answers to 32 key questions about carbon taxes, including why they’re needed to prevent climate catastrophe and how to make them fair.
A clean electricity boom is why the Clean Power Plan is way ahead of schedule. We’ve calculated the CO2 avoided because U.S. electricity usage has stayed flat since 2005 instead of growing with economic output. This leads to the surprising and important finding that “clean electricity” (power savings + renewables) are replacing more coal and pushing […]
China surged past the United States a decade ago to become the world’s #1 carbon emitter, but its emissions have plateaued since 2013 and may soon fall.
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Campaigns for state carbon taxes educate the public and advance the idea on the policy map. A carbon tax in one or more states will create facts on the ground that can appeal to Left and Right alike and upend the climate stalemate. The Carbon Tax Center is out with a new report timed to […]
Read CTC’s Nov. 2015 open letter to Paris climate negotiators signed by 32 luminaries including Nobel laureates in physics and economics and former U.S. cabinet secretaries, calling for a global carbon price.