Carbon Pricing Studies
Studies show that putting a revenue-neutral price on pollution will be good for people, the economy, and the environment.
These carbon pricing studies show that an economy-wide carbon price with money allocated to Americans to spend with no restrictions will have positive impacts on America’s climate, health, and pocketbooks.
This 2019 study by Columbia University models the impact of the 2019 Energy Innovation Act on U.S. carbon emissions, air pollution, and household dividend payments:
This carbon pricing study, conducted by Regional Economic Modeling, Inc. (REMI) in 2013, looks at the broad impacts of carbon fee and dividend across the environment, economy, and health:
- The Economic, Climate, Fiscal, Power, and Demographic Impact of a National Fee-and-Dividend Carbon Tax
How will a price on carbon impact individual households? This study examines household impacts across regional and demographic factors. Conducted by Kevin Ummel in 2020:
How does the money from a carbon tax get allocated to Americans? This study evaluates options and identifies an effective and efficient method. Conducted by economist Allen H. Lerman in 2018:
A carbon price is the single most powerful tool available to reduce America’s carbon pollution.
Congress is preparing to take action on climate change. In preparation, the following carbon pricing bills have been introduced in the 116th and 117th Congress (2020-2021):