U.S. Carbon Price 2015
CoLab members create proposalsMar 6, 2015 08:00 EST - Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT
Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT
Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT
Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT - Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT
Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT - Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
Most experts agree that placing a price on carbon pollution is one of the most effective ways to tackle climate change. A carbon price creates incentives for the development and adoption of innovative low carbon technologies and practices across the economy. This could involve a carbon tax, a cap-and-trade system, rebates, or other solutions, and could be revenue-natural, meaning it could reduce other kinds of taxes simultaneously.
Movement in this direction by the United States could facilitate efforts to reach a global agreement on greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Although prior efforts to pass carbon price legislation in Congress have failed, some U.S. states and regions have successfully enacted carbon-pricing mechanisms. This contest asks entrants for novel policies, new mobilization strategies, or combinations of the two that could lead to the enactment of a national price on carbon emissions and/or other greenhouse gases, either through action by the U.S. Congress or otherwise.Read more ...