Commonwealth National Podcast

Carbon Exchange 101 (4/27/2009)


Eileen Tutt, Deputy Secretary for Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Cal EPA
Lawrence Goulder, Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, Stanford University
Josh Margolis, CEO, Cantor CO2e
Greg Dalton, Vice President, The Commonwealth Club – Moderator

Could carbon exchange be the best route to controlling emissions? Some argue that the cap-and-trade approach lets companies buy the right to pollute, while others see a way to encourage clean industry while boosting the economy. Is carbon exchange politically feasible in the United States? How does it compare to a carbon tax? Join a panel of experts to break down the details of this complicated scheme.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience on April 27, 2009.