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William Eacho

Partnership for Responsible Growth



Areas of Expertise:

Climate Change, Energy Economics, Tax Policy

Additional Areas of Expertise:

Energy Diplomacy

Co-Founder, Partnership for Responsible Growth, William C. Eacho is a Visiting Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Austria from 2009-2013. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Eacho managed a diverse portfolio of private equity and real estate investments as CEO of Carlton Capital Group, LLC. Prior to that he was CEO of Atlantic Food Services and founding Chairman of UniPro Foodservice, a $20 billion revenues foodservice distribution cooperative. As Ambassador to Austria, Mr. Eacho oversaw the multi-agency U.S. government presence and was very involved in the State Department’s energy diplomacy efforts in support of a Southern Corridor to enhance European energy security. Mr. Eacho received a Master's degree in Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a B.A. combining Political Science and Economics from Duke University. He presently serves on the board of the Salzburg Global Seminar, the American-Austrian Foundation, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems.

Recent Comments by William Eacho

  • "It is time to move beyond principles, which all can agree on, and begin a serious policy discussion. The EU, UK, and Canada are all moving towards car"
    Guiding Principles for Sound Energy Policy
  • "Bill O'Keefe: Recent emissions declines are due to market forces: the switch from coal to less expensive natural gas generation. However, this past ye"
    After Two Defeats in Washington State, Where Next For A Carbon Tax?
  • "Kudos to Dan Miller for his intelligent responses to the questions and comments above. The difficulty is how to enact a CDP. There is simply no politi"
    A Carbon Dividends Plan
  • "Dan, if half the money is rebated, plus all the growth, the public will be satisfied. Half the money distributed per capital covers 50%, so with some "
    A Carbon Dividends Plan
  • "The beauty of the carbon fee and dividend plan is that we know it would never be repealed. No politician would touch the dividend. And a fee would be "
    A Carbon Dividends Plan
  • "The conservative cost of climate policy is 1% of GDP? Simply not close. The cost of climate policy with the right solution is zero, indeed, it could e"
    The Magical Powers of the Social Cost of Carbon
  • "If anything, the federal government is dramatically underestimating the social cost of carbon. A Stanford study last year out the real SCC at $220/ton"
    The Magical Powers of the Social Cost of Carbon
  • "Wow...so flooding brings "improved rainfall"? And drought increases crop yields? The USG now estimates we will lose over 50% of US crop land this cent"
    Tax Pollution, Not Profits
  • "David: Your point appears to be that a carbon fee imposed by developed countries, with resulting emission cuts,  will not have any appreciable effect "
    Tax Pollution, Not Profits
  • "David Kreutzer: It is rather shocking "
    Tax Pollution, Not Profits