How Carbon Dividends Helps Families


A carbon price 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. By aligning the financial interests of families to climate progress, the Climate Leadership Council’s carbon fee can ensure that we maintain broad public support to reduce emissions over the long haul.

With the carbon dividends plan:

Impact By State

Hover over your state to find out how this plan will might affect you:

Nationally: 8 in 10 households, on average, come out ahead with this plan

Why is it on average? While every person gets the same size dividend, the net benefit varies by household due to differences in household size, energy use, and other factors. It is not set in stone. Families can increase their benefit over the long run by investing in ways to shrink their carbon footprint. Or they can use it for other things they value. The dividend is theirs to spend as they choose.

Nationwide: 8 in 10 Deciles Come Out Ahead

Nationwide 8 in 10 Deciles graphic change in household disposable income
*year five. Source: Oxford Economics

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