Americans Are Willing to Pay $177 Annually for Carbon Tax, Survey Finds

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A new survey of more than 1,200 American adults found that households were willing to pay an average $177 per year on a “tax on fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) to help reduce global warming.” This equals a 14.4 percent increase in energy cost compared to current electricity rates in each state.

The tax would generate $22.3 billion for climate action annually, the survey found. The research was conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, and published recently in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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