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How does the new carbon pricing bill stack up?

How does the new carbon pricing bill stack up? By Jerry Hinkle, CCL Economics Policy Network Upon the introduction of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, legislation authored by Representative Deutch and others (herein referred to simply as the Energy Innovation Act), Dr. Noah Kaufman of Columbia University’s Center for Global Energy Policy (CGEP) published an analysis comparing it to […]


Is this carbon price enough? Here’s what the experts say

Is this carbon price enough? Here’s what the experts say By Jerry Hinkle, CCL Economics Policy Network CCL volunteers are currently advocating for the passage of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). The bill would put a price on carbon pollution, starting at $15 per ton and rising steadily $10 per ton each year. With 2020 promising […]


How carbon fees promote “free-market innovation”

How carbon fees promote “free-market innovation” By Jonathan Marshall, CCL Economics Policy Network When USA Today recently editorialized in favor of a national carbon fee and dividend to “prevent further catastrophic changes in the world’s climate,” a dissenting op-ed column by the chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works declared, “Free-market innovation—not government regulation or taxation—is the […]


Energy Innovation Act: Strong and comprehensive

Energy Innovation Act: Strong and comprehensive Here is a bold claim, but one worth making: the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 7173) may be the strongest and most comprehensive climate bill ever submitted to Congress. The strongest, because it sets emissions reduction targets of 90% below 2015 levels by 2050, and the most comprehensive because it addresses all […]


Bet the farm on it: Farmers, ranchers, and the Energy Innovation Act

Bet the farm on it: Farmers, ranchers, and the Energy Innovation Act By Alex Amonette On the campaign trail in 2016, Donald Trump recognized that family farms are the backbone of our country. He recognized our challenges and vowed to support family farms. Farmers and rural America helped vote him into office. He reiterated his appreciation for farmers at the […]


CCL brings dozens of new cosponsors to BEST Act

CCL brings dozens of new cosponsors to BEST Act By Steve Valk Editor’s note: This post was updated Sept. 25, 2020, to reflect inclusion of the BEST Act in the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act that was passed in the House on Sept. 24, 2020. Citizens’ Climate Lobby had the opportunity to flex its lobbying muscle in July, and […]


Which 2020 candidates support carbon pricing?

Which 2020 candidates support carbon pricing? By Bob Taylor In past years, presidential campaigns have rarely mentioned global warming, let alone offered major policy proposals. 2020 will be different for many reasons. Dire reports from the world’s scientific community make it clear that we must act now. Extreme weather has increased markedly in recent years, from wildfires to hurricanes, and […]


State of the bill: Where does the Energy Innovation Act stand?

State of the bill: Where does the Energy Innovation Act stand? By Flannery Winchester It’s been just over two months since the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was introduced into this Congress. On that day, CCL volunteers hit the ground running and haven’t stopped. They’ve been calling their members of Congress, giving presentations and conducting outreach in their communities, […]


Carbon Taxes: Accelerating Innovation While Cutting Emissions

Carbon Taxes: Accelerating Innovation While Cutting Emissions By Jonathan Marshall, Economics Policy Network contributor Summary Carbon taxes greatly enhance innovation in clean technology, a benefit that is often overlooked in discussions of climate policy. Many economic models underestimate this effect, thus exaggerating the cost of reducing emissions. Policies that support innovation directly, such as R&D subsidies, are a useful complement […]


Bipartisan carbon fee bill introduced in House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bipartisan climate change solution will boost jobs, improve health, protect family incomes WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2018 – Five members of the U.S. House of Representatives from both parties just introduced the most significant climate change legislation Congress has seen in over a decade. Sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL), Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), […]


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