Cap and Dividend

What is it?

Cap and dividend is a simple, market-based way to reduce CO2 emissions without reducing household incomes. It caps fossil fuel supplies, makes polluters pay, and returns the revenue to everyone equally. Watch an explanation of cap and dividend in easy-to-understand cartoon form.

Five top reasons for Cap and Dividend

1. It gets the job done.
2. It’s simple.
3. It’s fair.
4. It’s progressive.
5. It’s market-based.


'Five Guys' Consider Ending Tax Breaks for Oil and Gas

An end to oil and tax breaks is among the proposals currently being floated by the group of five bi-partisan lawmakers working on a plan to reduce the federal deficit.

Posted June 10, 2011

Thousands Rally in Support of Carbon Tax

Australians are moving towards carbon pricing.

Posted June 5, 2011

Bloomberg and Clinton join climate forces

Mayor Bloomberg and former President Bill Clinton have joined forces to address climate change at the city level.

Posted May 31, 2011

New Jersey Bows out of RGGI

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today announced that New Jersey will withdraw from RGGI, the Northeast regional greenhouse gas emissions trading program, by the end of the year.

Posted May 26, 2011

Why Candidates Should Embrace Cap-and-Dividend

Pawlenty and Huntsman are running from their record on cap-and-trade. They would be right to publicly support cap-and-dividend.

Posted May 26, 2011

Climate SolutionsBuy the book

Which climate policies work and which don’t? Peter Barnes explains why cap and dividend is best. $9.95 at

“Demystifies climate policy so you can play an active role in forming it.”
     —Bill McKibben

Carbon CappingCarbon Capping:
A Citizen's Guide

Explains differences between cap and giveaway, cap and auction, and cap and dividend. Download PDF

Cap and DividendCap and Dividend

How to curb global warming while protecting the incomes of American families. Download PDF

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