Look at Canada for carbon tax
A national carbon fee and dividend (CFD) could be an effective solution to climate change that will not grow government, hurt the economy, or restrict personal freedom.
If anyone doubts this, look at Canada. On Oct.
23, Canada adopted the CFD as its default policy to price carbon and reduce
CO2 emissions in provinces without effective policies. A $20 per ton carbon fee will begin in
2019 and will increase by
$10 each year until it reaches $50 per ton (about
50 cents per gallon of gasoline), with all revenue returned to each resident on an equal basis. Most families will get more than they pay out, particularly if they reduce their use of fossil fuel.
This policy was advocated by Citizens Climate Lobby volunteers in Canada, and is very similar to the national legislation advocated for the U.S. by volunteers here. Given the similarities between the economies of the two countries, we can expect to learn much from how well the CFD works in Canada.
– Steve Ghan, Richland