A carbon tax can help forge consensus between government and industry on climate policy

Dr. Bernard Weinstein, Associate Director of the Maguire Energy Institute, wrote about how the pricing of carbon has become a lively topic of debate with the Biden administration’s commitment to fighting climate change. Proponents of carbon pricing argue that it is a simple and efficient mechanism for discouraging emissions and ensuring that the negative costs of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) are embedded in the prices of carbon-intensive products such as gasoline and petrochemicals. Opponents of carbon pricing argue that the “social cost of carbon” is a malleable cost driven largely by regulators’ assumptions and political considerations. Read more here.