Yale launches carbon charge for campus buildings and departments

12 September 2017 – Yale University has implemented a carbon charge that affects more than 250 buildings and nearly 70% of campus carbon dioxide emissions. The carbon charge began July 1. Yale is the first university to experiment with a carbon fee and the first university to implement a financially impactful fee on carbon emissions. Yale administrative units affected by the carbon charge will get their first usage statements later this month. In support of this mission, Yale’s campus will be carbon neutral by 2050. Read the full article on the YaleNews website. Update: 31 October 2017 – The journal Nature published a reflection on lessons learned from Yale’s pilot carbon-pricing scheme from 2015/16. The article is available on the Nature website.