2019 Dutchess County Annual CAC & EMC Roundtable

“Dutchess County State of the Environment”
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (Snow date: Thursday, March 7th)
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: The Farm and Home Center, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook, NY

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, the Dutchess County Environmental Management Council (EMC) and several Conservation Advisory Committee’s in Dutchess County on Wednesday, February 27th from 7pm – 9pm for the 2019 Annual CAC & EMC Roundtable. Continue reading

Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018

Introduced in House (11/27/2018)

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose a fee on the carbon content of fuels, including crude oil, natural gas, coal, or any other product derived from those fuels that will be used so as to emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

The fee is imposed on the producers or importers of the fuels and is equal to the greenhouse gas content of the fuel multiplied by the carbon fee rate. The rate begins at $15 in 2019, increases by $10 each year, and is subject to further adjustments based on the progress in meeting specified emissions reduction targets. The bill also imposes a specified fee on fluorinated greenhouse gases. Continue reading