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Carbon Pricing Resources: Reports and Analysis


We know that carbon pricing legislation can be complicated! Below are some of our favorite reports and analyses of carbon pricing policy. We’ve also included links to read the full bill text of legislation currently introduced in the 116th Congress.

Projected CO2 Emissions Reductions under the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act of 2019 

This issue brief focuses on projecting how domestic energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide would respond to the proposed act, which would levy a fee on US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

  • Resources for the Future
How the Bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act Compares to Other Carbon Tax Proposals 

This paper describes how the Deutch proposal--the Bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act --resembles and differs from the other prominent carbon tax proposals of 2018.

  • Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy
Impact of CCL’s proposed carbon fee and dividend policy: A high-resolution analysis of the financial effect on U.S. households. 

This study simulates a “carbon fee and dividend” policy similar to that proposed by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL).

  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act: The Bipartisan Climate Solution 

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763) will drive down America's carbon pollution and bring climate change under control, while unleashing American technology innovation and ingenuity. This policy was also introduced in the Senate in 2018 as S. 3791.

  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby
What You Need to Know About a Federal Carbon Tax in the United States 

The Center on Global Energy Policy provides independent and data-driven research on carbon taxes to policymakers, business leaders, students and journalists.

  • Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy

Carbon Pricing Bill Texts

  • H.R. 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019
  • S. 1128, the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act of 2019
  • H.R. 4058, the Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) Act
  • S. 2284/H.R. 4050, the Climate Action Rebate Act of 2019
  • H.R. 3966, the Raise Wages, Cut Carbon Act of 2019
  • H.R 4142, the America Wins Act of 2019

Learn More About FCNL's Work on Carbon Pricing

Background Carbon Pricing as a Solution to Climate Change 

FCNL believes that carbon pricing is one of many essential tools that Congress should use to address climate change and shift towards a clean energy economy. While we have not endorsed any particular bill at this time, we are supportive overall of the efforts from both parties to advance carbon pricing legislation. We hope that the below resources will help our network advocate for just climate policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote equitable communities.