The Yale Carbon Charge Project is testing the effectiveness and feasibility of carbon pricing on Yale’s campus. It also aims to reduce campus energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions by using financial incentives to encourage behaviour and decisions which align with the principles of low-carbon economy. Using the university as a living laboratory for applied research, the project aims to inform energy policy, climate change mitigation, and envionrmental economics by testing multple models of carbon pricing. A 6- month pilot involving 20 university buildings took place during the 2015-1016 academic year.
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