The Policies and Politics of Pricing Carbon in Today’s Washington
Talk by Danny Richter
Wednesday, September 25 4:00pm
Roux Center for the Environment. room 207
Dinner post-talk in Mitchell South, Thorne Hall
The policy tool that scientists and economists say will do the most to reduce greenhouse gas emissions the fastest and the cheapest is having
its first bi-partisan moment in a decade. Three serious bipartisan carbon pricing bills have been introduced that modeling indicates will, by themselves, meet the US commitments for emissions reductions under the Paris Climate Agreement. Who is supporting them, what chance do they have, and why are experts so enthusiastic about this kind of policy?
Dr. Danny Richter, Vice President of Government Affairs for Citizens’ Climate Lobby will be addressing all of these questions and more in this talk. An insider who helped introduce one of those carbon pricing bills, Dr. Richter will talk about why these policies are so effective, and walk through the politics surrounding these three bipartisan bills.