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U.S. Carbon Price 2015

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Proposal creation

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Mar 6, 2015 08:00 EST - Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
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Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT - Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT - Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
How could a national price on carbon be implemented in the United States?

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.

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3 Proposals
May 19, 2017
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A revenue neutral, steadily rising fee on GHG emissions will steer the US economy to a clean energy future and establish US leadership.
Oct 22, 2015
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Build a climate fix coalition with a business-friendly middle class tax cut. This is the sugar. Medicine is the fee on carbon.
Jun 13, 2015
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Surprise: many companies already have internal/shadow carbon pricing! Here's how to use leverage more carrots & sticks to make it universal.