The idea of putting a price on carbon has been around in different forms and methods for the past couple of decades and more than 40 countries worldwide have some form of pricing in place. Yet in the United States, carbon pricing still lives very much in the theoretical realm, and remains controversial and politically stagnated. Carbon pricing encompasses a range of policies - carbon tax, cap and trade, tax and dividend, etc. - what’s the difference? Does it matter? How high does the price need to be? Is it the fastest way to reduce emissions? What are the environmental justice concerns and impacts of these policies that we should consider?
This webinar gives an overview of carbon pricing, how it’s supposed to work, and the lessons we’ve learned from folks who have policies in place, as Washington and the Pacific Northwest continue efforts to get to 100% clean.