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Webinar: How could a national price on carbon be implemented in the United States?


Join us for an informational webinar hosted by the MIT Climate CoLab’s Carbon price contest, featuring a conversation with contest Fellows and Advisors:

  • George P. Shultz, former U.S. Secretary of State;
  • Bob Inglis, former U.S. Representative (R-SC) and current Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative; and
  • Phil Sharp, former U.S. Representative (D-IN) and current President of Resources for the Future.

The webinar is free and open to the public, and provides an exciting opportunity for contest participants and others considering submitting a proposal by the July 20th deadline, to ask questions and get feedback from advisors who will also be serving as judges.

Friday, July 11, 2014
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

An audio recording of the webinar is available here

The webinar will cover several prominent issues in the news on carbon pricing in the US, including:

  • Discussion of the Clean Air Act regulations on carbon pollution that the Obama Administration released in early June.
  • Perspectives on the Supreme Court ruling in late June, which struck down the Tailoring rule, yet reaffirmed the EPA’s mandate to regulate carbon under the Clean Air Act.
  • Thoughts on the major political challenges facing carbon pricing in the US, and the strengths and weaknesses of various policy approaches.
  • Questions answered from webinar participants on the topics discussed and about the contest.