Commonwealth National Podcast

Carbon Exchange 101: Controlling Emissions and Boosting the Economy

Duration: 
59:07

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.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on September 20, 2009.