Carbon Pricing Benefits NY's Economy & Public Health

The cost of carbon can lower the cost of electricity and provide a cleaner environment.

Carbon pricing sets a social cost of CO2 per ton emitted by companies which then encourages the use of renewable energy sources and reduces pollution. It therefore fulfills economic and health needs of those in New York State.

Putting a cost on carbon emissions provides more funding for clean energy programs and technology, reduces costs of clean energy, and maintains grid reliability. Read this fact sheet to learn more about carbon pricing.