Browsing the "Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act" Tag

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Austin, Texas, puts a price on carbon

Like many cities, Austin, Texas, has a range of energy options available to its citizens: coal, natural gas, wind, solar, and so on. Until recently, the economics of Austin’s energy mix meant that the city was running its coal plant regularly, even when cleaner options were available. Why? Because the economics didn’t take into account all […]

Price on Carbon: Adding winemakers to the climate conversation

The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is known for producing excellent cool-climate wines. The majority of the region’s 140 wineries are located in New York’s conservative 23rd congressional district, where they hold real influence. “Vineyards line the three lakes in Republican Congressman Tom Reed’s district and contribute greatly to the economy there,” says […]

Carbon tax: Between infrastructure spending and a dividend check, which would Americans prefer?

A University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute and the AP–NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey taken in November demonstrated that a dividend check to Americans is not the most popular way to disburse revenue generated by a carbon tax. Instead, 67 percent of respondents indicated they could support a carbon tax that returned revenues to support […]

February 6th

Climate action: Bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend bill reintroduced in Congress

A group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives has reintroduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, the groundbreaking bipartisan climate solution to price carbon, give revenue to households and bring greenhouse gas emissions down 90 percent by 2050. Sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL), Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), Rep. […]

Evangelicals support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

The recent election has renewed interest in Congress for action on climate change — and none too soon, because the threat has become our reality, and the danger is outpacing our current efforts to overcome it. That’s why we are pleased with the introduction of a Senate companion to the House’s carbon fee bill “The […]

Senate version of Energy Innovation and Carbon Divident Act introduced

Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today introduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, the Senate version of bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House several weeks ago. By Steve Valk  Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Like the House bill, the Senate bill is a climate solution that goes further than any national policy to date, […]

December 21st