April 23rd, 2020


Washington, D.C.: Recent expert dialogues on carbon pricing conducted by the non-partisan OurEnergyPolicy (OEP) revealed some strong views on the need to move boldly on policies to price carbon. These views, and others from OEP’s community of energy professionals across the country, are part of OEP’s just-released document, Expert Dialogue: A Price on Carbon.

The document includes comments from an online discussion led by Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL-22) on his Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763) and from a past live panel event in New York City. Perspectives include the following:

    • We must price carbon high immediately. We are running out of time and must “slam on the brakes.” The price of carbon should relate to the price of carbon removal/direct air capture. (Robert Litterman, Founding Partner, Kepos Capital)
    • Carbon tax outcomes will vary in different states based on their current energy mix. (Marc Hafstead, Fellow and Director, Carbon Pricing Initiative, Resources for the Future)
    • Regulations that encourage high-octane/high-ethanol blend pumps could complement carbon tax policy (Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels USA)
    • Carbon pricing alone will not fix climate change. We need a “staggering diversity of other policies,” as well. (Carl Pope, Former Executive Director, Sierra Club)


Read more in the full document.




About OurEnergyPolicy: OurEnergyPolicy is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing and facilitating substantive, responsible dialogue on energy policy issues and providing this discourse as a resource for the public, policymakers, and the media. OurEnergyPolicy also serves as a one-stop resource hub for all things energy policy and includes a free resource library, aggregated energy headlines, and national energy events calendar. OurEnergyPolicy does not advocate or endorse any specific points of views, but rather, works to encourage a broad discussion.




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