What is a carbon tax and how would it work? A primer

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One new policy measure that could get companies to cut their carbon emissions is to put a price on those emissions. Such a “carbon tax” is enthusiastically supported by many advocates of greater action on climate change—including Tesla CEO Elon Musk—as an effective way to reduce emissions by putting an economic cost on them. Of course… …read more