Policy Studies & Tools

These tools, reports, and research helps advocates understand carbon fee and dividend and grounds CCL's policy in the larger policy field and economics perspective.

 

Self-Paced Training

CCL also offers live training sessions on a variety of topics every week. View the Training Events Calendar for a full list.

Using the Carbon Dividend Calculator

  Intermediate This training is created for volunteers who already have a grasp of the basics and are looking to deepen their understanding on a more focused topic.
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Learn how to input information into the Carbon Dividend Calculator tool, allowing for a computation of your household dividend and “default” estimate of what the carbon fee will cost a typical household with those specific characteristics.

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Columbia University's Assessment of the Energy Innovation Act

  Advanced This training topic is more advanced and intended to provide complex information and resources for volunteers looking for an in-depth explanation.
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"This training explores the main findings behind Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy “An Assessment of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act” and what CCL volunteers should know about the study.

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Environmental and Economic Benefits (REMI)

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This training explores the Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) analysis of the effect of a revenue-neutral carbon price on the American economy as well as its conclusion that such a system would have strong positive economic effects on the nation’s health and prosperity alike.

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The Household Impact Study

  Intermediate This training is created for volunteers who already have a grasp of the basics and are looking to deepen their understanding on a more focused topic.
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This training walks through the Household Impact Study (2020 Updates), a paper that assessed the net financial impact of The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act on U.S. households across each state and congressional district.

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Using the Resources For the Future Calculator

  Intermediate This training is created for volunteers who already have a grasp of the basics and are looking to deepen their understanding on a more focused topic.
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This training reviews some of the main findings from the recent carbon pricing economic and energy model used by Resources for the Future. It also highlights the calculator they use to evaluate current carbon pricing bills, including the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

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The Climate Leadership Council's Carbon Dividends Plan

  Advanced This training topic is more advanced and intended to provide complex information and resources for volunteers looking for an in-depth explanation.
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The Climate Leadership Council's (CLC) Carbon Dividends Plan is a carbon pricing proposal advocated by many prominent conservative thought-leaders. This training page explores how their proposal differs from the Energy Innovation Act and highlights useful resources available from the Climate Leadership Council.

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Understanding Clean Electricity Standards

  Intermediate This training is created for volunteers who already have a grasp of the basics and are looking to deepen their understanding on a more focused topic.
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This training reviews key questions about the Clean Electricity Standard (CES), how it works, and how it compares to a carbon fee and dividend.

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Carbon Pricing & The Clean Air Act

  Advanced This training topic is more advanced and intended to provide complex information and resources for volunteers looking for an in-depth explanation.
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This training covers the important history of the Clean Air Act, how Clean Air Act regulations might interact with federal carbon pricing, as well as a framework to utilize for evaluating the interaction of greenhouse gas regulations and carbon pricing legislation.

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