23 Sep '11, 8pm

Is good good enough? James Hansen pitches fee-and-dividend carbon pricing (again) #climate @ClimateWeekNYC

Is good good enough? James Hansen pitches fee-and-dividend carbon pricing (again) #climate @ClimateWeekNYC

Hansen's been attempting to convince people of this for a while now, and TreeHugger has covered it a number of times, so I pretty much knew what I was getting into. But having never seen Hansen give the pitch in person, I was hoping to catch something new. Which there was, but let's set the stage first a bit more. Presented as a contrast to Hansen was Arthur Runge-Metzger from the EU Commission, who spoke about the EU experience with carbon trading. The contrast was a bit forced, even though the EU is implementing a carbon pricing policy that Hansen has been quite vocal in opposing, because the two men actually agreed on more points than not. Or at least any disagreements were presented in a tremendously collegial way. But onto fee-and-dividend. For those just coming to Hansen's preferred way of pricing carbon, his fee-and-dividend approach would collect a tax on all fossi...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/james-hansen-pitc...

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