Item #3 H.R. 2307 - Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act

This is a recording of the July 19, 2021, City Council Study Session


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Decision Making Criteria
During the August 10, 2020 City Council meeting a group of five Wheat Ridge residents, led by a Sustainable Wheat Ridge committee member, spoke at public comment regarding H.R. 2307 (then H.R. 763) and asked City Council to consider passing a resolution in support of the bill. City Council provided direction for staff to return to a future study session with a draft resolution.  In order to present the most recent version of the bill, it was determined that staff would return to City Council with a draft resolution after the bill was reintroduced into the new congress in 2021.

H.R. 2307, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2021, is a bill intended to encourage market-driven innovation of clean energy technologies through a carbon fee on producers and importers. The bill would also distribute the net proceeds to eligible U.S. residents on a per-capita basis as a monthly carbon dividend, resulting in a revenue neutral system and is projected to create 2.1 million new jobs.

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Online comments closed at 12:00 PM MDT 7/19/21.
Hi, my name is Amanda Opp, 46 Hillside Dr in Wheat Ridge. I want to encourage the city of Wheat Ridge to support HR 2307. Any steps - no matter how small - that we can make in reducing carbon output add up. Carbon dividends have been adopted bipartisainly as a way to stimulate the economy while encouraging carbon reduction. For the future of my generation, please make this small but extremely important step. Thank you.
July 16, 2021, 1:16 PM
Amanda Opp
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