Support Carbon PricingAl Grumet2020-08-27T17:00:24+00:00
Putting a price on carbon can have a large-scale impact on climate change.
By raising the price of oil, coal and gas, we can motivate consumers and producers alike to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while spurring innovation and investment in climate-friendly technologies.
Promote replacing fossil fuels with low-carbon energy (like wind and solar)
Promote energy innovation
Generate revenues to support transition and fight climate change
Did you know?
More than 3,500 economists, including 27 Nobel laureates, agree that “A carbon tax offers the most cost-effective lever to reduce carbon emissions at the scale and speed that is necessary.”
Climate champion Al Gore writes, “We need to place a direct or indirect price on carbon pollution to encourage the use of cheaper, sustainable alternatives that are already out there.”
Since Sweden imposed a carbon tax in 1991, it has slashed carbon dioxide emissions by 25 percent while enjoying enviable GDP growth.
A 2018 study reported that a modest carbon price introduced in the United Kingdom in 2013 has led to “world-leading progress in reducing the carbon emissions from power generation” and one of the world’s strongest markets for electric vehicles.
Follow these easy steps to support carbon pricing:
1. Learn about carbon pricing solutions
2. Join an organization that advocates for carbon pricing
3. Ask elected officials to support carbon pricing
4. Support political candidates who prioritize carbon pricing