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AFCD-deck-2.3.pdf
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DateFebruary 4, 2020
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AuthorClimate Leadership Council, Americans for a Carbon Dividend
On February 4th, 2020, Ryan Costello, Managing Director of Americans for Carbon Dividends and Catrina Rorke, Vice President of Research for the Climate Leadership Council, gave a presentation to CWN's Energy Action Coalition.


The Climate Leadership Council is an international policy institute based in Washington, D.C. and was founded to promote a carbon dividends plan to incentivize significant reductions in carbon emissions.


They propose an economy-wide fee on CO2 emissions starting at $40 a ton and increasing every year at 5% above inflation. They believe the plan could cut U.S. CO2 emissions in half by 2035. All net proceeds from this fee would be paid as a dividend to Americans on a quarterly basis to help cover increased energy costs.