The powers that be just do what they want. https://www.forbes.com/sites/energy...onomic-engine-and-a-decarbonization-catalyst/ "More than 55,000 residents already work in Oregon’s clean energy sector, 50 times as many as those employed by fossil fuel industries, and this number is growing 11% annually – faster than the statewide average. These jobs typically can’t be outsourced, are often accessible with a high school or technical degree, and 11,000 of them are located in rural communities." "Compare this upside to coal generation’s dismal outlook – a December 2018 report to state regulators from PacifiCorp, Oregon’s second-largest utility, confirmed the bulk of its existing coal units cost more to operate than closing them and building new clean energy" Looks to me like the private market is already working......... but that's not enough for the doom and gloomers. Oregon is 50% hydro power. 76% renewable including the hydo. 3% coal powered. Do we really need a carbon tax............... It's a feel-good tax and I'm betting a large portion goes to things that are not directly related to their almighty effort. Our legislators (dictators) are going to save the planet.