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The Case for Carbon Dividends

Boyce, James K.

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1. Edition May 2019
140 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-5095-2655-0
John Wiley & Sons

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The supreme challenge of our time is tackling climate change. We urgently need to curtail our use of fossil fuels - but how can we do so in a just and feasible way?

In this compelling book, leading economist James Boyce shows that the key to solving this conundrum is to put a limit on carbon emissions, thereby raising the price of fossil fuels and generating strong incentives for clean energy. But there is a formidable hurdle: how do we secure broad public support for a policy that increases fuel costs for consumers? Boyce powerfully argues that carbon pricing can be made just and politically durable only if linked to returning the revenue to the public as carbon dividends. Founded on the principle that the gifts of nature belong to us all, not to corporations or governments, this bold reform could spark a twenty-first-century clean energy revolution.

Essential reading for all concerned citizens, policy-makers, and students of public policy and environmental economics, this book will be a transformative contribution to one of the most important policy debates of our era.

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The supreme challenge of our time is tackling climate change. We urgently need to curtail our use of fossil fuels - but how can we do so in a just and feasible way?

In this compelling book, leading economist James Boyce shows that the key to solving this conundrum is to put a limit on carbon emissions, thereby raising the price of fossil fuels and generating strong incentives for clean energy. But there is a formidable hurdle: how do we secure broad public support for a policy that increases fuel costs for consumers? Boyce powerfully argues that carbon pricing can be made just and politically durable only if linked to returning the revenue to the public as carbon dividends. Founded on the principle that the gifts of nature belong to us all, not to corporations or governments, this bold reform could spark a twenty-first-century clean energy revolution.

Essential reading for all concerned citizens, policy-makers, and students of public policy and environmental economics, this book will be a transformative contribution to one of the most important policy debates of our era.

Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Why Cut Carbon?
2. Why a Price on Carbon?
3. What is Carbon Rent?
4. The Carbon Dividend
Frequently Asked Questions
Further Reading
Notes
"A wonderfully clear-headed account of how we can fight both climate change and widening inequality. If there's to be a Green New Deal, this is the kind of policy we'll need."
Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor

"Carbon dividends are key to dealing with the threats of a changing climate. Read this book to learn about an important part of the solution."
George P. Shultz, former US Secretary of State

"Boyce makes clear the one climate policy that would work."
James Hansen, former director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
James K. Boyce is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and senior fellow at the Political Economy Research Institute.