How Carbon Dividends
A carbon fee is unique among climate policy approaches in that it generates revenue that can be returned to citizens, investing all Americans in a clean energy future.
With the carbon dividends plan:
All the revenue netted from the carbon fee is returned to Americans in quarterly payments. A family of four will receive about $2,000 a year.
Nationwide, household disposable income increases.
The vast majority of families come out financially ahead with this plan, collecting more in dividends than they pay out in increased energy costs.
Lower-income households come out most ahead, seeing a larger proportional boost in their spending power.
Nationwide: 8 in 10 Deciles Come Out Ahead
Source: Oxford Economics