Positions on carbon pricing in the United States

Smoke coming from power plant in Poland. Photo by Ella Ivanescu on Unsplash.

As discussions in Germany around an international climate club take off, this background briefing gives an overview of positions towards carbon pricing in the US, based on interviews with decision makers and research.

The US does not have a carbon pricing system at the federal level. Our top-line assessment is that despite President Biden’s recommitment to climate, chances of the US adopting carbon pricing in the near future remain low. His pledge to not raise taxes for anyone earning below $400,000 is notable as a limiting factor.

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