Carbon Pricing

Carbon pricing options: status quo, regulation, cap & trade, carbon tax, carbon fee & dividend

Carbon pricing makes fossil fuels more expensive, which will in turn decrease their use over time.  This will lessen climate change and drive people to switch to cheaper and cleaner forms of renewable energy like wind and solar. Wesleyan has joined others in higher education by incorporating carbon impact into its sustainability efforts. Wesleyan is currently working to develop a shadow price on carbon for Facilities projects. Acting as if carbon pricing was being implemented on a national scale, Wesleyan will focus on projects with high carbon footprints to draw out the best value price and lowest carbon impact.

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