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Formal Federal Reserve chairs and Nobel Laureate economistsLargest Public Statement of Economists in Historycalls a carbon tax the
“most cost-effective lever to reduce emissions.”
Carbon Tax1/17/2019
Sillicon Valley Leadership GroupA public policy trade association representing businesses"The Silicon Valley Leadership Group supports a price on carbon. Our position on H.R. 763 is support in principle. In particular, we look forward to working with the authors to specify how they will work with California and other jurisdictions with existing carbon pricing regimes to implement a coherent carbon pricing system."Carbon Price5/21/2019
World BankInternational Organization that advocates for poverty, global development, and socio-economics“Carbon pricing remains one of the most promising measures to decarbonize our economies, by pricing harmful pollution and boosting opportunities for low-carbon growth,” - John Roome, Senior Director for Climate Change, World Bank.
"Pricing carbon is inevitable if we are to produce a package of effective and cost-efficient policies to support scaled up mitigation"
Carbon Price 6/7/2019
Carnegie Institute of Science Organization established to fund and perform scientific research"Taxing carbon emissions would drive innovation and lead to improved energy efficiency"Carbon Tax8/27/2019
Lynn Scarlett, Vice President of External Affairs and Government Relations for The Nature ConservancyGlobal environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive"By placing a price on the carbon emissions that cause climate change and making critical investments in carbon capture technologies and natural climate solutions, the bill is an important first step in putting the U.S. on a path to meeting the climate challenge and making the critical transition to a low-carbon economy.”Carbon Price 9/29/2019
Emily Wirzba, Sustainable Energy and Environment Legislative Manager at the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL).National, nonpartisan Quaker organization that lobbies Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, and environmental stewardship"In addition to making critical investments rebuilding our infrastructure, FCNL is particularly pleased the bill prioritizes assistance for low-income households, aid for displaced energy workers, funding for weatherization programs, and revenue for the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund. We are also glad to see this bill lay out specific, annual emission reduction goals with built-in mechanisms that ensure the emissions are reduced as-intended. FCNL looks forward to working with all members of Congress to quickly take meaningful action toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
Carbon Fee and Dividend
Shannon Heyck-Williams, director of climate and energy policy at the National Wildlife FederationAmerica's largest and most trusted conservation organization, working across the country to unite Americans from all walks of life in giving wildlife a voiceWe are pleased to see this carbon fee proposal increase investments in clean energy and natural climate solutions that will make communities and ecosystems more climate resilient.”
Carbon Price 9/29/2019
Resource for the FutureNonprofit organization that conducts independent research into environmental, energy, and natural resource issues. "Carbon pricing is the single most powerful tool we have for reducing CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels, and our current set of policies leaves us nowhere close to meeting our climate goals." Marc Hafstead, CEOCarbon Price 10/10/2019
The Natural Gas Supply Association
Represents integrated and independent companies that supply natural gas"We broadly supports putting a price on carbon while also eliminating existing regulations on carbon and delivering revenues not to government but directly to American consumers."Carbon Price 12/3/2019
USA Today Editorial BoardAmerican daily newspaper published in Tysons, VA"To prevent further catastrophic changes in the world's climate, greenhouse gas emissions have to be slashed in the decades ahead. How to do that? One of the most sensible options is to put a price on carbon, then refund the proceeds to consumers."Carbon Fee and Dividend 2/19/2020
Utility Workers Union of America
Workers Union, AFL-CIO“Today over 40 countries around the world have market systems in place to price carbon emissions. These are science-based policies that acknowledge the impact of carbon emissions and also provide a revenue source for navigating the economic, social, and human costs associated with changing America’s energy mix" - President Jim Slev
"Here, in a country built on abundant, inexpensive energy provided by hard-working miners, power plant operators, transportation crews and so many others, putting a price on carbon offers the opportunity to empower our energy workforce and the families and communities that depend on energy production with the tools they need to plan and move through this inevitable transition. Without it, the threat of economic devastation as the economy changes rapidly and chaotically around these workers and communities continues." -President Jim Slev
Carbon Price 3/11/2020
300 Student Governments
Students For Carbon Dividends
Student-led movement that aims to catapult a consensus climate strategy"We are stepping forward today – as the foremost student leaders at America’s colleges and universities – to endorse the breakthrough, bipartisan climate solution known as carbon dividends.”
Carbon Fee and Dividend
Andrew YangEntrepreneur and former presidential candidate"A carbon fee and dividend, similar to the one proposed by the conservative Climate Leadership Council, would allow businesses to find market-based solutions to their carbon emissions while benefiting American citizens and providing funding for alternative fuel research and upgrades to our current energy systems. By having it increase at regular intervals, we can allow businesses to plan for their transition to sustainable energy. By having those intervals be aggressive, we can be sure to hit our net-zero target on schedule."Carbon Fee and Dividend 9/1/2020
Niskanen Center Lobbying firm and think tank advocating for climate policy"A well-designed carbon tax could enhance tax progressivity and environmental justice and contribute to hitting environmental goals for emissions reductions."
"3,500 economists have signed a statement supporting the position that a carbon tax offers the most cost-effective lever to reduce carbon emissions at the scale and speed that is necessary.""
Carbon tax9/11/2020
National Academy of SciencesPrivate, nonprofit organization of the country’s leading researchers"Among other actions, the report calls on Congress and the executive branch to set an economy-wide emissions budget for the next several decades. Starting with a price of $40 per ton of carbon, increased annually by 5 percent, this budget will create an economic incentive to reduce carbon emissions and unlock innovation in every corner of the energy economy, according to the report."Carbon Price 2/2/2021
Dr. James HansenClimate ScientistThe economic fact is that an economy is most efficient if prices are honest. As long as the price of fossil fuels does not include the costs to society, people suffer for the sake of fossil fuel industry profits. The way to rectify this is a rising carbon fee collected at the domestic mine or port of entry, with 100 percent of the funds distributed uniformly to legal residents.

Economic studies show that fee & dividend is the fastest way to drive down fossil fuel use while spurring innovation, clean energies and energy efficiency. And it is cost-free. In fact, it increases prosperity and government revenues.
Carbon Fee and Dividend
Elon Musk, CEO of TeslaAmerican electric vehicle and clean energy company“My top recommendation, honestly, would be just add a carbon tax..The economy works great. Prices and money are just information. ... If the price is wrong, the economy doesn’t do the right thing.”
"The No. 1 way to decrease carbon dioxide emissions would be to levy a tax on carbon"
"The real right way to correct [the subsidy] would be to establish a carbon tax. If you ask any economist they will tell you that is the obvious thing to do, put the correct price on carbon because we currently have an error in the economy which misprices carbon at zero or something closer to zero. It is a fundamental economic error."
Carbon Price2/12/2021
Bill GatesAmerican business magnate, software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist. Co-founder of Microsoft Corporation."Put a price on carbon…it tells the market that there will be extra costs associated with products that emit greenhouse gas emissions…the concept of a carbon price has broad acceptance among economists from many schools of thought and across the political spectrum…The core objective is to make sure everyone pays the true cost of their emissions.” (p. 206-207)
“The idea isn’t to punish people for their greenhouse gases: it’s to create an incentive for investors to create competitive carbon-free alternatives. By progressively increasing the price of carbon to reflect its true cost, governments can nudge producers and consumers toward more efficient decisions and encourage innovation…you’re a lot more likely to try to invent a new kind of electro fuel if you know it won’t be undercut by artificially cheap gasoline. “
“Today when businesses make products or consumers buy things, they don’t bear any extra cost for the carbon involved, even thought that carbon imposes a very real cost on society. This is what economists call an externality: an expense that’s borne by society rather than the person or business who’s responsible for it. There are various ways, including a carbon tax…to ensure that at least some of these external costs are paid by whoever is responsible for them.”
Carbon Price 2/16/2021
American Chemistry CouncilAmerica’s oldest trade association of its kind, representing more than 170 companies engaged in the business of chemistry"Supports carbon pricing: Yes: Transparent, predictable, technology-neutral price signals will facilitate lower GHG emissions. Any such price signals should be made revenue-neutral.
"Supports carbon leakage protection measures: Yes: Any climate policy must protect the ability of energy-intensive, trade-exposed industries to compete in the global economy."
"Supports uniform, national policy: Yes: Climate policy should be developed and authorized by the U.S. Congress. Ideally, climate policy should result in a single transparent and effective national program that gradually eliminates the need for a patchwork of state laws and federal regulations."
The entire "Policy Principles" statement is a basic advertisement for CF&D:
Also their "Policy Positions" are relevent
Carbon Price 2/18/2021
International Monetary FundOrganization of 190 countries, working to promote international financial stability and monetary cooperation."Domestically, a fiscal policy package could contain a mix of economy-wide carbon pricing and revenue-neutral feebates (i.e., tax-subsidy schemes) with the latter reinforcing mitigation in the transport, power, industrial, building, forestry, and agricultural sectors. Internationally, a carbon price floor among large emitters (with flexibility to implement equivalent measures) could effectively scale up global mitigation, while levies/feebates offer a practical approach for reducing maritime and aviation emissions."Carbon Price3/3/2021
Washington PostAmerican daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. But market-based incentives should be part of any climate legislation, for reasons of policy and politics alike. Democrats need more than their side to get a comprehensive bill. They need 10 Republican votes to reach 60 in the Senate. The only other option is using reconciliation, a parliamentary maneuver that allows budget-related bills to pass the Senate by a simple majority. But climate mandates would not qualify for reconciliation. Using reconciliation, Democrats could enact massive federal subsidies but not climate regulations. They also could impose carbon taxes, or a mix of carbon taxes and spending.

In a functional Congress, this situation would produce a deal: Mr. Romney and other GOP senators would offer a carbon tax; Democrats would insist that some of its revenue go to underserved communities and renewable energy research; the nation would get a climate plan. Mr. Romney should try. Democrats should listen. If it does not work, Democrats must find another path. One way or another, this Senate must approve a strong climate policy.
Market-based Approach
A. Scott Anderson - CEO Zions Bank
Utah's oldest financial institutionWhy this policy? Put simply, carbon dividends is one of the best solutions to our climate problem. Other policies work too slowly, pick winners and losers, and impose burdensome restrictions on industry. By contrast, the Baker-Shultz Plan centers on a nationwide carbon fee to drive down emissions across the entire economy. It will slash U.S. carbon emissions by more than half over the next two decades while giving businesses the certainty and steady incentives they need to innovate. And it rewards forward-thinking entrepreneurs, like we have in Utah.
Carbon Fee and Dividend
Tariq Fancy, former Blackrock Executive
Canadian entrepreneur and former investment banker and private equity professional also known for founding a non-profit “If you put a tax on carbon, every single portfolio manager would adjust their portfolio,” he said.Carbon Tax3/31/2021
Tariq Fancyformer Blackrock Executive“If you put a tax on carbon, every single portfolio manager would adjust their portfolio,” he said.Carbon Tax3/31/2021
Dr. Michael MannProfessor of Atmospheric Science at Penn StateThese are all things that will improve our infrastructure, that will provide jobs. But, again, it's not going to be easy. If we are to wean ourselves from coal and natural gas and oil, essentially, within a decade, we are going to need policies that incentivize that shift. We need to put a price on carbon. We need to provide massive subsidies for renewable energy.Carbon Price4/8/2021 9:48:14Michael Mann4/22/2021 and transcript:

These are all things that will improve our infrastructure, that will provide jobs. But, again, it's not going to be easy. If we are to wean ourselves from coal and natural gas and oil, essentially, within a decade, we are going to need policies that incentivize that shift. We need to put a price on carbon. We need to provide massive subsidies for renewable energy.

tony@citizensclimatelobby.orgProminent Individual
Michael Mann
American director, screenwriter, and producer of film and television
These are all things that will improve our infrastructure, that will provide jobs. But, again, it's not going to be easy. If we are to wean ourselves from coal and natural gas and oil, essentially, within a decade, we are going to need policies that incentivize that shift. We need to put a price on carbon. We need to provide massive subsidies for renewable energy.Carbon Price4/22/2021\4/23/2021 9:48:14Michael Mann4/22/2021 and transcript:

These are all things that will improve our infrastructure, that will provide jobs. But, again, it's not going to be easy. If we are to wean ourselves from coal and natural gas and oil, essentially, within a decade, we are going to need policies that incentivize that shift. We need to put a price on carbon. We need to provide massive subsidies for renewable energy.

tony@citizensclimatelobby.orgProminent Individual
Angela MerkelGerman politician serving as the chancellor of Germany since 2005Angela Merkel called for a global price on carbon at Petersburg climate dialogue; ""From my point of view, it would be very desirable if we also had a CO2 price worldwide"Carbon Price4/22/2021
Elon Musk, CEO of TeslaAmerican electric vehicle and clean energy company"It is high time there was a carbon tax!"Carbon Tax5/6/2021
Marc Benioff - CEO of SalesforceCEO of Fortune 500 companyAgreed with Elon Musk "It is high time there was a carbon tax!" Carbon Tax5/13/2021
Neil ChatterjeeCommissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the United States"it's clearer to me than ever: #carbonpricing is an efficient & transparent way to ensure #reliability & accommodate state environmental policies in organized markets. It should be a serious part of the discussion!"Carbon Price5/14/2021
American Academy of PediatricsMedical professional association"The AAP endorses the carbon fee and dividend as the fastest and best solution to lower
CO2 levels that is the major driver of global warming."
Carbon Fee and Dividend 5/25/2021
Fareed ZakariaJournalist at CNNFull endorsement and explanation of carbon fee and dividend model.Carbon Fee and Dividend 6/15/2021
Partnership for Responsible GrowthNonprofit organization that fosters bipartisan conversation about climate solutions"It doesn't change the fact that they do support carbon pricing, which is undoubtedly the most powerful policy tool we could apply to the climate challenge."Carbon Price6/20/2021
National Ocean Indsutries AssociationForum for uniting and advancing the interests of the offshore energy industry"It is NOIA's position that U.S. Cliamte policy, whether through new or ammended laws or regulations, should leverage the power of markets to drive economy wide emissions reductions at lowest possible societal costs. This may include the utilization of market-based approaches such as a price on carbon that can provide predicatability and economic efficencies in investments and outcomes."Carbon Price7/1/2021
Acterranonprofit environmental education and action organization"On the road to carbon neutrality, carbon pricing is a valauble tool."Carbon Price7/12/2021
Megan McArdleColumnist at the Washington Post"A domestic carbon tax is also just good economics: Global Warming is a genuine cost of emitting carbon, but right now it's not included in the price of goods and services. Economics 101 tells us that when the cost of something is artificially low, you get too much of it."Carbon Price7/15/2021
Hank GreenEducational Vlogger"You have to tax carbon. When a coal company or an oil company or a natural gas company or a steel company or a concrete company creates... when they pull that thing out of the ground that's going to end up becoming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that is the moment where you say, 'That's gonna cost you extra'."Carbon Fee and Dividend 7/20/2021
Snowsports Industries AmericaSnow sport/ outdoor trade association"Yesterday SIA announced our support of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, the most broadly supported carbon pricing bill in Congress."Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act7/28/2021
JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, CEO
Chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase, the largest of the big four American banks.1) “A carbon tax (with a commensurate carbon dividend—directly returned to the people) is an excellent way to dramatically reduce carbon while investing in communities most adversely affected by this much-needed transition.”
2)"You need a carbon tax" & "a carbon dividend" where the revenue "doesn't get sent back to Washington" but "gets sent back to the people"
Carbon Fee and Dividend 7/31/2021
U.S. Conference of MayorsAn organization comprising 1,407 mayors from cities with populations of 300,000 or moreThe resolution cites climate change’s “challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth” and “strongly urges the United States Congress to pass legislation that imposes a price on carbon emissions sufficient enough to reduce carbon emissions in line with ambitions detailed in the Paris Agreement.”Carbon Price 6/31/2019
The Nature ConservancyEnvironmental nonprofit and advocacy group"TNC supports policies that foster innovation and flexibility while setting ambitious, enforceable emissions reductions goals. An economy-wide price on carbon is among the most efficient ways to reduce the pollution causing climate change. "Carbon Price6/7/2021
Elizabeth GoreSenior Vice President of Political Affairs at the Environmental Defense Fund"Urgent action is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across our economy. Representative Deutch and his colleagues are making an important contribution to the search for climate solutions. An approach like this would drive investment and innovation to cut emissions. Importantly, this bill also includes a climate backstop, a provision that ties the carbon fee to emissions reduction performance and helps keep us on track to meet vital pollution reduction goals."Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act4/1/2021
Christiana FigueresCosta Rican Diplomat and Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change"Put a price on the things you don’t want — put a price on plastic, put a price on pollution, put a price on carbon. Don’t put a price on things you do want. "Carbon Price5/30/2019
UBI CenterPolicy and research institute"The carbon dividend is a simple policy that can help the US progress on a slew of objectives: climate change, air pollution, financial resilience, and, yes, even poverty."Carbon Fee and Dividend 8/5/2021
EcosiaInternational search engine"As a company, Ecosia has always stood for progressive climate action. We recognize that policy reform is a critical part of the conversation. Without it, we cannot fully address a key underlying issue: our need to transition away from fossil fuels and dirty energy, towards a fully renewable energy future. This needs to be done with an eye towards the impact on vulnerable and historically marginalized communities, who often bear the brunt of societal inaction. Policies like the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR 2307) are essential if we want to shift the burden of responsibility away from the citizens and communities they harm, and back onto the parties responsible. If we want to create a regenerative and responsible future for both people and planet, these are the kinds of policy reforms we need to see more of."Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act8/13/2021
New England Power Generators AssociationTrade Association"The challenge remains the same - creating a market to drive new clean energy investments while sustaining a reliable grid. The clean energy investment gap is staggering and electric reliability will become even more important as electrification takes hold. It starts with meaningful multi-sector carbon pricing, which remains the best way to fill the gap. NEPOOL &
@isonewengland must continue to identify the reliability needs of tomorrow and developing the electricity products to meet them. A lot has begun but it remains undone."
Carbon Price8/17/2021
American Security Projectnon-partisan public policy and research organization"Carbon border taxes may be part of driving down emissions, but without a carbon price it'll be a rough road."Carbon Price8/16/2021
World Resources InstituteEnvironmental Research Nonprofit"The reconciliation package is critical to achieving lasting emissions reductions and transitioning to a clean economy, but to be as effective as possible and ensure long-term success, it should also include a price on carbon emissions. We need a comprehensive economy-wide shift, which requires us to use every tool at our disposal."Carbon Price9/16/2021