Sightline Project

Putting a Price on Carbon

Carbon concentrations in the atmosphere continue to rise, and the scientific consensus about the risks of global warming continues to build. Meanwhile, state and provincial budgets hurt for basic funding to support priorities ranging from transit and transportation to business development and education. This Sightline series examines both existing and potential mechanisms that put a price on the carbon pollution we don’t want to raise funds for more of the services and programs we do want.

Posts on Putting a Price on Carbon

Will Oregon Cook Up a Carbon Tax?

An illustrated taster's guide.

All You Need to Know About BC’s Carbon Tax Shift in Five Charts

The revolution, six years in.

Cities Call for Carbon Pricing in Washington

Suburban cities warn of failure, tell state to "be bold."

The Truth About Carbon Pricing

Mirror images: carbon taxes and cap-and-trade.

How You Can Support Carbon Pricing in Washington

Follow the CLEW to take action on carbon reductions.

Talking Carbon Taxes, Free-Enterprise Style

Finding common ground with talking points from the conservative play book.

Recipe: Cooking the Books on Carbon Taxes

An extra rich serving of economics.

American Support for a Carbon Tax

Polls show steady support, especially if questions present a trade-off.

Three Things Everyone Should Know About BC’s Carbon Tax – In Pictures

GHGs go down while GDP goes up.

Making BC’s Carbon Tax Even Better

Going from good to great.