Carbon pricing

Stories and op-eds on carbon taxes

PSE plan to cut emissions is a positive first step, and not sufficient (NW Energy Coalition, Dec. 15, 2017)

California and Washington state join carbon pledge in defiance of Trump (Reuters, Dec. 12, 2017)

Fill the gaps in the tax bill with a carbon tax and expanded benefits for working families (Brookings Institution, Dec. 8, 2017)

Opinion: Put a price on carbon pollution (Burlington VT Free Press, Dec. 6, 2017)

Will Washington State Pass the Nation’s First Carbon Tax? (Mother Jones, Nov. 16, 2017)

Virginia regulators approve carbon cap-and-trade plan (Associated Press, Nov. 16, 2017)

Carbon pricing wins in state elections (Argus, Nov. 8, 2017)

Putting value on carbon can lower energy use, campus experiment shows (Yale News, Nov. 3, 2017)

There’s One Unspeakable Fix That Would Help Pay for the GOP’s Tax Cuts (Bloomberg Politics, Nov. 3, 2017)

BC is increasing its carbon tax (Sightline Institute, Sept. 27, 2017)

In our view: United front needed | Editorial (The Columbian, Sept. 26, 2017)

Give voters one plan for carbon tax | Editorial (Tacoma News Tribune, Sept. 21, 2017)

Uh-oh: Dueling carbon initiatives | Editorial (The Olympian, Sept. 19, 2017)

Washington’s tribes might push their own carbon tax initiative in 2018: “We are running out of time” (Tacoma News Tribune, Sept. 16, 2017)

The Nature Conservancy is forging a new coalition to push for statewide climate policy (Seattle Times, September 7, 2017

Columnist Danny Westneat calls for national carbon tax (Seattle Times, August 30, 2017)

Harvey should provoke broader policy discussion | Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post, August 30, 2017)

How Democrats Can Get Trump to Enact a Carbon Tax (New York, August 28, 2017)

Wash. Budget Has Pros and Cons for Environmental Policies (KNKX Radio, July 9, 2017)

Carbon dividends plan gains Exxon’s backing as public climate concern hits new high (Carbon Tax Center, June 20, 2017

Exxon, GM and Pepsi plan to back carbon tax floated by ex-GOP officials (Washington Post, June 20, 2017)

Schultz and Summers: This is the one climate solution that’s best for the environment — and for business (Washington Post, June 19, 2017)

Commentary: Putting a price on carbon buys a healthier state (Everett Herald, June 18, 2017)

Shutting down state government is a really dumb idea (The Olympian, June 17, 2017)

Millennials to Washington State Leaders: Take Action to Back Up Climate Rhetoric (National Geographic Channel, June 10, 2017)

Seattle-based conservation group weighs potential carbon-tax measure (Seattle Times, June 13, 2017)

The Future is Carbon-Priced and the U.S. is Getting Left Behind (Sightline Institute, June 6, 2017)

A conversation with Carbon Washington Exec Director Kyle Murphy (Washington State Wire, May 1, 2017)

A carbon tax is right for environment and economy | Philip Jones and Howard Behar (Seattle Times, April 25, 2017)

Carbon tax helps environment, boosts economy (Moscow-Pullman Daily News, April 26, 2017)

It’s time for states to save the planet: State-level carbon taxes offer a path to the ultimate climate solution. (Huffington Post, April 26, 2017)

Carbon Tax Now, or Carbon Tax Later? Some Say It’s Just a Matter of Time (Seattle Weekly, April 20, 2017)

A carbon tax makes sense for our environment, economy, and state budget | Kyle Murphy and Dave Kozin  (Seattle Business, April 5, 2017)

Elon Musk Says Even Libertarians Should Back A Carbon Tax (Forbes, July 31, 2016)

What to consider when designing a state-level carbon tax (Brookings Institution, July 26, 2016)

Resolution shows carbon tax has momentum (Washington Examiner, June 8, 2016)

Say Yes to a Carbon Tax (Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 26, 2016)

We are running out of time; Congress should put a price on carbon (Seattle Times, March 23, 2016)

Answering a critic of carbon fee-and-dividend (Clearwater Times, Feb. 2, 2016)

Proof That a Price on Carbon Works (New York Times, Jan. 19, 2016)

A Tax on Carbon Pollution Can Benefit Business (Scientific American, Dec. 1, 2015)

Elon Musk says robust carbon tax would speed global clean energy transition (The Guardian, Dec. 2, 2015)

Elon Musk: Only a Carbon Tax Will Accelerate the World’s Exit from Fossil Fuels (Fortune, Dec. 2, 2015)

Yes, Carbon Taxes Cut Emissions (Bloomberg View, Sept. 29, 2014)

No, Carbon Taxes Don’t Kill Jobs (Bloomberg View, Sept. 30, 2014)

Everyone’s favorite climate change fix (Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 29, 2015)

The Republican solution to climate change (The Atlantic, Nov. 16, 2015)

The Most Sensible Tax of All (New York Times, July 4, 2012)

Where Carbon is Taxed (Carbon Tax Center)


Articles on British Columbia’s carbon tax

A Model Carbon Tax (Washington Monthly, August 5, 2016)

Finance Canada pushing federal carbon tax as way to reduce emissions (The Globe and Mail, June 12, 2016)

B.C. mayors: Stronger carbon tax must be top priority for climate plan (Vancouver Sun, April 11, 2016)

Does a Carbon Tax Work? Ask British Columbia (New York Times, March 1, 2016)

British Columbia’s Carbon Tax: By the Numbers (Carbon Tax Center, Dec. 17, 2015)

How British Columbia Gained by Putting a Price on Carbon (Yale Environment 360, April 30, 2015)

British Columbia’s Tax Architects Speak (Carbon Tax Center, March 3, 2015)

A carbon tax that’s good for business? (The Guardian, July 28, 2014)

The shocking truth about B.C.’s carbon tax: It works (The Globe and Mail, July 9, 2014)

British Columbia Enacted the Most Significant Carbon Tax in the Western Hemisphere. What Happened Next Is It Worked. (Mother Jones, Mar. 26, 2014)

All You Need to Know About BC’s Carbon Tax Shift in Five Charts (Sightline Institute, Mar. 11, 2014)

Proof Positive: The Mechanics and Impacts of British Columbia’s Carbon Tax (Clean Energy Canada, 2014)