Economists Agree: Pricing Carbon is the Best Way to Reduce Emissions
At the Partnership for Responsible Growth, we believe the most effective, efficient, and thorough path to a clean, green economy is through a global, uniform, significant price on carbon. If we make fossil fuels pay for their external costs, and thus remove the massive subsidies they currently receive, clean energy will become significantly more competitive and behavior will shift. By pricing carbon-based fuels when they enter the economy, producers will pay, and users will see a more truthful price of burning dirty fuels. If the majority or all of the revenues are rebated as carbon dividends to all Americans, most households will be significantly better off. It also could make sense to use a portion of the revenues to fund our transition to a cleaner economy by investing in green infrastructure, and to help affected communities transition. A fee on carbon can be spread globally by imposing it at our border, and using diplomacy to spread the story of our success in transitioning to a cleaner, greener, healthier and stronger economy. Please join us, and help!