Counting Carbon: Voluntary and Mandatory Emissions Reporting Programs

Governments around the world are developing policies to address the “carbon loophole” by differentiating between internationally traded products based on their carbon intensity. While these initiatives differ in the scope … Continued

Getting Ahead of the Curve: Primer on Border Carbon Adjustment Policy Proposals

The past two years have seen rapid development of climate and trade policy, including the announcements of an EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), U.S. congressional proposals for border carbon … Continued

Unlocking Net Zero Emissions: Accelerating Innovation & Deployment through Carbon Pricing

Estimates suggest that up to 45% of the global emission reductions needed to get to net zero will be achieved through technologies that are not currently available. We need low- … Continued

Opportunities for US-EU Steel Trade Agreement

The United States and the European Union announced on 31st October 2021 a re-establishment of transatlantic trade flows in steel and aluminum. Both parties committed to joint action through a … Continued

Embodied Carbon in Trade: Carbon Loophole

There is an 8-billion-ton hole in how advanced countries like the United States think about addressing climate change. It’s equal to one and a half times all U.S. annual CO2 … Continued

The U.S. Carbon Advantage in Chemicals Manufacturing

The United States chemicals manufacturing industry has a distinct carbon efficiency advantage compared to other major producing countries. This conclusion is supported a new analysis of five major bulk chemicals … Continued

The Case for Climate and Trade

As major developed economies continue to decarbonize at home, they import huge amounts of carbon in the form of goods manufactured in carbon-intensive countries and consumed within their borders. This … Continued

Achieving Grid Reliability and Decarbonization through Carbon Pricing

Extreme weather events are increasing in frequency and duration, placing unprecedented strains on the U.S. electric grid and power systems. At the same time, rapid decarbonization as we switch to … Continued

Don’t Believe the Hype: A BCA Is Doable (and We’re Doing Most of It Already)

Early opposition to border carbon adjustments has described the policy as too complex to design, too burdensome on companies and on government, and too high risk for global trade. Yet … Continued

US Steel Industry: Leveraging A Carbon Advantage

The Climate Leadership Council commissioned CRU International Ltd., a global commodity markets intelligence firm, to study the impact of its carbon dividends plan on the U.S. steel industry. The Council … Continued

Meeting the Climate Challenge

The United States has a window of opportunity to act decisively on climate and ensure a livable planet for future generations. The international community has set a goal of achieving … Continued

NERA Economics Impact Report

This study by NERA Economics Consulting compares the carbon dividends plan to a set of regulatory policies designed to achieve the same emissions reductions.

America’s Carbon Advantage

A first-of-its-kind study underscores America’s striking carbon efficiency advantage over its key trading partners.

America’s Carbon Advantage One-Pager

U.S. manufacturers across industries are highly carbon efficient compared to most of their key trading partners. As a result, America makes goods with far fewer emissions than almost any country … Continued

Oxford Economics Distributional Analysis

The typical household in 8 out of 10 income brackets comes out ahead with the carbon dividends plan, both nationally and in 38 states, according to this study by Oxford Economics.

Thunder Said Energy

According to a new analysis by Thunder Said Energy, the Council’s carbon dividends plan would unlock $1.4 trillion in new U.S. capital investment, create 1.6 million jobs, reduce U.S. carbon emissions by 57% by 2035 and enhance American competitiveness.

Bipartisan Climate Roadmap

The Climate Leadership Council’s Bipartisan Climate Roadmap is the product of two years of dialogue among its Founding Members.

The Pricing Advantage

George P. Shultz and Ted Halstead outline12 reasons a national carbon fee is the most cost-effective, environmentally ambitious and politically viable climate solution.

The Case for an Economy-Wide Carbon Fee

Economy-wide carbon price is an incredibly powerful tool for reducing emissions, but carbon pricing policies across the world are riddled with exemptions that undermine climate progress.

Exceeding Paris

This report shows how the Council’s carbon dividends plan would produce emissions reductions three times greater than the Obama administration’s policies would have, exceeding the U.S. commitment in the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Dividend Advantage

George P. Shultz and Ted Halstead outline the top ten reasons why rebating all carbon fee revenues directly to the American people is the most popular, equitable and politically viable climate solution.

RFF Modeling

According to this modeling by Resources for the Future, the Council’s carbon dividends plan would achieve 50% U.S. CO2 reduction below 2005 levels by 2035.

The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends

Co-authored by renowned senior statesmen, this report marks the first time Republican leaders have put forth a concrete, market-based climate solution.

Unlocking the Climate Puzzle

Ted Halstead explains why we are failing to reduce emissions in time, and how a carbon dividends plan could overcome the psychological, economic and political barriers to climate action.

Treasury Analysis

This analysis by the Treasury Department shows carbon dividends will enhance family incomes for the average household in seven out of ten income brackets.

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