A carbon tax is a fee on the carbon content of fossil fuels. Though levied “upstream” where the coal, oil or gas is extracted or imported, it charges fossil fuel users for the climate damage their fuel use causes by releasing heat-trapping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. If the tax or charge is large enough, it will motivate […]
Find out where carbon taxes have been enacted or proposed around the world, including in Canada, Ireland, Australia, Chile, Scandinavia, and Washington State.
Right now (2018 summer), every day brings another disaster rooted in climate change. Historic floods, raging wildfires, persistent droughts, massive icemelts. Causing profound suffering and 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.