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December 2018 Newsletter

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Carbon Pricing News

Uncomfortable truths about climate change, carbon taxes, and inequality (Forbes)

Here's how to win on climate change policy (Washington Post)

The truth about government spending and the carbon tax (The Hill)

Mayor Weinberger announces support for a revenue-neutral Vermont carbon pollution fee (City of Burlington)

Republicans say they want free market innovation. Then they should want a carbon tax (Washington Post)

Bipartisan group of lawmakers propose landmark carbon tax (The Hill)

Buyer beware: An analysis of the latest flawed carbon tax report (Resource for the Future)

How the Bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act Compares to Other Carbon Tax Proposals (Center on Global Energy Policy) 

US House reps introduce revenue-neutral $15 carbon tax (Carbon Pulse)

Marijuana Legalization Rolled Up From Local Policy to National Action. Carbon Pricing Could Be Next (Fortune)

Is a carbon tax part of the Green New Deal? (E & E News)

Climate change policy can be overwhelming. Here's a guide to the policies that work (Vox)

3 ways House Dems can fight climate change when sweeping policy is off the table (The Hill)

How carbon pricing helps Canada fight climate change (Canada's Ecofiscal Commission)

There could be a successful carbon pricing next year, despite midterms disappointment (Think Progress)

A carbon tax proposal failed this week. But the fight is just beginning (Time)

A carbon tax is pretty much inevitable, even if voters said no (Wired)

The Swedish experience of carbon taxation: get a fossil free beer or carton of milk! (Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition)

Mapping carbon pricing around the world (Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition)

What do the midterm election results mean for renewable energy and climate change? (Pacific Standard)

Switzerland leads the world on taxing carbon, despite gaping holes (Le News)

The economics - and politics - of carbon pricing (Brookings Institute)

Canada passed a carbon tax that will give most Canadian's more money (The Guardian)

Canada unveils carbon dividend plan to cut emissions 10% by 2022 (Carbon Tax Center)

Exxon is lobbying for a carbon tax. There is, obviously, a catch. (Vox)

In an era of climate urgency, we need a carbon tax (Boston Globe)

No state has ever enacted a carbon tax. Washington voters might just do it anyway (Mother Jones)

After Nobel in Economics, William Nordhaus talks about who's getting his pollution-tax ideas right (NY Times)

To curb climate change, tax carbon - then give the money to Americans (WIRED)

Poll: nation's first carbon fee leading among voters (Crosscut)

A carbon tax under real-world constraints (Columbia SIPA)

Carbon tax debate: Nobels and IPCC v. Trump and Doug Ford (Grist)

The case for a carbon tax (Vox)

Bill Nordhaus, the Nobel prize, climate change and carbon taxes (Forbes)

ExxonMobil gives $1 million to promote a carbon tax and dividend plan (Washington Post)

Carbon prices could save us if we actually start using them (Grist)

Washington's proposed carbon tax: smart move in a scary time (Seattle Times)

Getting the facts right on Washington's I-1631 (Union of Concerned Scientists)

Why socialists should back a carbon tax (Jacobin)

Washington state's carbon fee will make history, unless big oil can stop it (The Stranger)

Here's what you need to know about carbon pricing (Ensia)

Who would pay a state carbon fee on November ballot, and who would get a pass? (Seattle Times)

New studies find few costs, many benefits to carbon tax (71Republic)

Former CEO of Statefarm insurance explains why we need a carbon tax (New York Times)

Most ambitious climate plan in history (Fortune)

Janet Yellen, former Chair of the Federal Reserve, calls for US carbon tax (Financial Times)

Environmental justice at center of carbon fee initiative (Seattle Globalist)

New analyses agree carbon pricing is powerful solution (Environmental Defend Fund)

How to design carbon taxes (The Economist)

Will Washington state voters make history on climate change? (The Atlantic)

Why Alaska might seriously consider a carbon tax (Grist)

Survey finds nationwide bipartisan support for carbon taxes (E&E News)

Alaska's draft climate plan considers carbon tax (KTOO)

Making carbon pricing work for citizens (VOX EU)

Bipartisan carbon tax is good news in a month of ugliness (Forbes)

The top 5 most important questions about carbon taxes, answered (Vox)

House Republicans introducing a $23/ton carbon tax (E&E News)

Four new research papers on US carbon tax potential (Columbia SIPA) 

How the US can meet its emissions targets with a carbon tax (World Resources Institute)

Union of Concerned Scientists supports new conservative carbon tax proposal (UCS)

Three carbon pricing battles to watch in the US this year (Grist)

Putting a price on carbon gains momentum in Massachusetts (CommonWealth Magazine)

Carbon pricing is an important tool to tackle climate change (National Observer)

Ben & Jerry's using blockchain to add carbon offsets to ice cream (Business Green)

What are the best ways to spend carbon tax revenues? (GreenTech Media podcast)

Carbon taxes sweep statehouses and foreign governments, even as U.S. resists (Houston Chronicle)

Why Microsoft implemented an internal carbon fee on its own employees (GeekWire)

Benefits of carbon pricing outweigh the costs (The Hill)

The past, present, and future of carbon pricing in Washington State (Union of Concerned Scientists)

Lyft's self-imposed carbon tax will help fund clean energy projects (USA Today)

Carbon tax is a win-win for climate and low-income households (Climate Action Programme)

EPA's war with California proves America needs a carbon tax (The Guardian)

How to make a carbon pricing system work (Financial Times)

Carbon tax would be fair and clear the air (Wall Street Journal)

Even U.S. utilities want a carbon tax (Forbes)

College Republicans for carbon dividends (The Atlantic)

Podcast: Washington State's potential carbon tax (The Overcast)

Surprise: millennials care about climate change (Axios)

State lawmakers compete to levy nation's first carbon tax (Forbes)

Making the price of carbon more honest (Washington Post)

Washington poised to be the first state in the nation with a carbon tax (Berkeley Energy Institute)

New study on county impacts of a US carbon tax (American Enterprise Institute)

Is Massachusetts ready for a carbon tax? (MIT News)

Columbia University starts new carbon tax research initiative (Center on Global Energy Policy)

1,400 companies already using internal carbon price (The Economist)

Washington State governor proposes carbon tax (The Hill)

How a carbon tax figures into a tax overhaul (The Hill)

Washington prepares for carbon tax push (Axios)

How a carbon tax can fix the GOP tax plan (The Atlantic)

Surge of carbon pricing proposals coming in the new year (MIT Technology Review)

Estimated fuel prices under varying carbon tax levels  (RFF)

Argentina proposes $25/t national carbon tax on energy sector (Carbon Pulse)

Washington DC carbon tax will cut emissions and create local jobs (Washington Post)

The once and future Democratic consensus on climate change (Vox)

Carbon border taxes help encourage countries to take climate action (Transport and Environment)

US needs higher taxes - not lower ones - especially carbon taxes (Washington Post)

Across the nation, states elect carbon price supporters (Argus Media)

Yale's carbon pricing experiment reduces emissions and increases energy awareness (Nature)

The business case for addressing climate change (Business Journal)

How to avoid pitfalls of carbon taxes (The Globe and Mail)

Personal carbon trading on blockchain - how would it work? (Fast Company)

1400 companies already factoring carbon price into their internal accounting (Triple Pundit)

As clean power plan is gutted, we NEED a carbon price (Capital Press)

Massachusetts could be first state to enact carbon tax (JD SUPRA)

Average US household willing to pay $177 increase in energy prices to curb climate change (Yale Climate Change Communication Program)

British Columbia votes to increase carbon tax to $50/ton in next four year (Reuters)

Climate Justice Groups and Big Oil Agree On Climate Dividends (Huffington Post)

Leading economists say carbon tax is vital to meeting climate change goals (CleanTechnica)

At least 5 states proposing their own carbon pricing bills (Washington Post)

New report: Global carbon price needed to prevent dangerous global warming (The Climate Group)

Electricity analysts and generators support carbon pricing (Utility Dive)

California now considering adding a dividend to their cap and trade program (E&E News)

More and more states pushing for state-level carbon tax (Huffington Post)

Conservative support for a carbon tax is growing (Bloomberg)

Leading climate scientist James Hansen supports a carbon tax (Triple Pundit)

Added benefit of taxing carbon: reducing trade deficit with China (Bloomberg)

How a carbon dividend can slow fossil-fuel use (Washington Post)

Should the Republican-backed carbon tax be higher? Yes. (The Guardian)

Why republicans are all about a carbon tax and dividend (Fortune) 

Conservative case for a carbon tax (NY Times)

Republicans propose national carbon tax (Washington Post)

Rhode Island to be first state with a carbon tax? (ecoRI News)

Exxon's position on carbon tax is inconsistent at best (Environmental and Energy News)

A national carbon tax is the best way to reach environmental justice objectives and curb climate change (UC Berkeley Energy Institute)

Carbon tax will benefit poor people (Fox News)

Companies already incorporating carbon price into their investment plans (Quartz)

Salt Lake City introducing carbon tax bill! (Good4Utah)

Canadian oil companies in favor of carbon tax (CBC News) 

Berkeley economist explains why environmentalists voted against the environment (Berkeley Energy Institute) 

The political future of a carbon tax (Niskanen Center)

Elon Musk supports a carbon tax (Business Insider)

One of the most important economists in the world thinks a carbon tax is a great idea (Business Insider)

I-732 is a bipartisan solution to climate change (Seattle Times)