What does it cost for a household to be carbon neutral?

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It depends on the household's carbon footprint. The average American emits 17 tons of CO2 per year, and that would cost about $21/mo to offset.

Compare this with the social cost of carbon. According to researchers at Stanford University, those 17 tons are causing $3,740 in economic damages elsewhere. For about the price of dining out each month, a household can prevent causing this damage and become carbon neutral.