Conservatives generally agree on the need for policies that promote economic growth and improve the efficiency of the economy. When it comes to clean energy and carbon pollution, conservatives must find pro-growth solutions or risk ceding these areas to others. We can’t simply disengage on these issues, or our nation’s prosperity will suffer. Fortunately, there is momentum among voters to pursue conservative ideas for reducing carbon emissions. This book is intended to be a resource in that endeavor.
This book seeks to answer whether a carbon tax—that is, a market-based approach to reducing carbon emissions—offers a pro-growth alternative that is more efficient than the existing regulatory regime. Carbon Tax Policy: A Conservative Dialogue on Pro-Growth Opportunities brings together conservative experts to answer practical and theoretical questions about establishing a revenue-neutral carbon tax in the United States.