California: California recently extended its Cap & Trade program through 2030. Carbon Share will continue to advocate for climate dividends to be part of that program.
In May 2017, Senate Bill 775 (SB775) was proposed by State Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) California Proposes Ambitious New Cap-and-Trade Program "Around 90 percent of the revenue from the program, which would raise several billion dollars annually and climb steadily over time, would go back to California citizens in the form of a "climate dividend rebate." Read more about SB775 here. California's Climate Credit first arrived on electricity bills in April 2014. Read more about the Climate Credit here.
SB775 and the Climate Credit came about after Ten Years of California Climate Dividends Advocacy. If you think more people should receive the proceeds from the sale of greenhouse gas allowances, you can donate your credit to the Center for Climate Protection, a group that advocates for Cap & Dividend. Read more at California news.
Nationally: The National News page archives efforts in Congress to introduce climate bills which return revenues from a carbon price back to households. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2015, with 100% dividend return. Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA) introduced a Fee and Dividend (REBATE) bill. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a bill that returns 60% of revenues to households. The previous round of climate bills in 2009 included a bill from Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the CLEAR Act, which would have auctioned GHG permits and return 75% of revenues back to consumers through Cap and Dividend. Ideas for writing to your Senator. Several cities endorsed the CLEAR Act. Read more at National news.
Internationally: CapGlobalCarbon is the name of a new international citizen-led initiative for an upstream cap on carbon, an auction of permits, and return of the revenues back to everyone, globally. An international delegation travelled to the UN Conference in Paris December 2015 to promote CapGlobalCarbon. Read more at International news.
New - Customize and print out your own printable U.S. dividend (pdf) or printable California dividend (pdf), which you can give to people and use at events.
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