Carbon Pricing

Carbon pricing makes fossil fuels like coal and oil more expensive. By making carbon pollution more expensive, we will get less of it. This will lessen climate change and drive people to switch to cheaper and cleaner forms of renewable energy like wind and solar. 

Wesleyan is joining others in higher education by incorporating carbon pricing into their sustainability efforts. Over the summer of 2017, Wesleyan will be working to apply a shadow price on carbon. Acting as if carbon pricing was being implemented on a national scale, Wesleyan will focus on facilities and projects with high carbon footprints to draw out the best value price and lowest carbon impact.

Check out these resources to learn more about carbon pricing: