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carbon tax

a tax on the emissions caused by the burning of coal, gas, and oil, aimed at reducing the production of greenhouse gases
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Who could be against an optimal carbon tax if it raises the price of gasoline by a quarter a gallon or less?
0[degrees]C into DICE 2007 to compute the optimal carbon tax profile.
Summing Up: The Optimal Carbon Tax Based on Conservative Estimates
The optimal carbon price, or optimal carbon tax, is the market price (or carbon tax) on carbon emissions that balances the incremental costs of reducing carbon emissions with the incremental benefits of reducing climate damages
The variation we have experienced in gasoline and electricity prices in recent years dwarfs the increases from an optimal carbon tax.
Perhaps the optimal carbon tax for the world would be $70 per ton, but the United States would do better with a worldwide carbon tax of $30 per ton, or $20 per ton, or even $10 per ton.
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