Past Event

Cap and Charade?

Thu, Apr 22 2010 - 6:00pm

Cap and Charade?

Michael Shellenberger, Breakthrough Institute
Kristin Eberhard, Legal Director, Western Energy and Climate, Natural Resources Defense Council
Larry Goulder, Chair, Department of Economics, Stanford

Would capping and trading carbon pollution create a prosperous clean energy economy? Or would it be a boondoggle for Wall Street and scammers in developing countries? While touted as a market-based way to put a price on carbon, cap and trade has been parodied by Jon Stewart as the superhero Cap N’ Trade and is increasingly questioned by environmentalists and regulators. Yet the state of California and many companies have a lot invested in a cap-and-trade system. Will it die a slow death? Should it? What would be a better way to create a global price for greenhouse gases? We’ll have a town hall conversation about cap and trade with a fervent skeptic, a true believer and you.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. wine and cheese networking reception
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, students free (with valid ID)
Also know: Please note the speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.