REMI Economist Scott Nystrom Speaks at CCL Conference

Scott Nystrom, Senior Economic Associate, recently spoke at the 5th Citizens Climate Lobby International Conference, presenting the recent REMI study The Economic, Climate, Fiscal, Power, and Demographic Impact of a National Fee-and-Dividend Carbon Tax. This study examined the impact of a tax on carbon-based fuels of $10 per ton of carbon dioxide which would increase by $10 per ton annually. The study found that after 20 years the proposed tax would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 52 percent and add roughly 2.8 million jobs .

Video of Mr. Nystrom’s presentation can be found here: