Argument: A progressive approach could involve a carbon tax rebate

Issue Report: Cap-and-trade versus carbon tax


Wikipedia: “Carbon Tax” (7/17/07) – “Another progressive approach in the United States is to rebate the carbon tax revenues equally to all U.S. residents — a national version of the Alaska Permanent Fund [1], which once a year sends identical checks to all state residents from the state’s North Slope oil royalties. Because income and energy consumption are strongly correlated, most poorer households would get more back in rebates or tax savings than they would pay in the carbon tax.”