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EBC Climate Change Program: The Case for Putting a Price on Carbon

October 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
60 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Carbon pricing mechanisms have been implemented in 45 countries and more than 25 subnational jurisdictions, but these schemes presently account for only 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Pressure to meet the targets set forth in the Paris Agreement has reignited interest in exploring emissions trading systems, carbon taxation, or carbon fee and dividend mechanisms at the State and Federal levels.

This EBC Climate Change program will cover the economic principles and policy design fundamentals that inform effective carbon pricing schemes, provide an industry perspective on such regulation, and comment on the effectiveness and transferability of a university-wide carbon charge system after a full year of implementation. Additionally, State Senator Mike Barrett will make remarks on carbon pricing and the bill he introduced to create a revenue-neutral carbon charge and rebate system for Massachusetts.

This program – bringing together academic, industry, and governmental experts – will be of interest to those actively working on carbon management as well as those interested in developing a better understanding of what is seen by many as an increasingly promising response to the impacts of climate change.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.0 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

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Program Co-Chairs:

  • David Billo, Office Manager, Sovereign Consulting
  • Joseph Famely, Senior Environment Scientist, Woods Hole Group

Speaker Agenda:

The Economic Case for a Carbon Tax

  • Gilbert Metcalf, John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, Professor of Economics, Tufts University

Understanding the Design Fundamentals of Carbon Pricing Instruments

  • Janet Milne, Director, Environmental Tax Policy Institute; Professor of Law, The Vermont Law School

The Yale Carbon Charge – Using the University as a Laboratory for Testing an Internal Carbon Fee / Dividend Program

  • Casey Pickett, Director of the Carbon Charge, Yale University

Industry Perspectives

  • Dan Dolan, President, New England Power Generators Association

Legislative Perspectives

  • Senator Michael J. Barrett, Massachusetts Senate

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a moderated Panel Discussion.

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through October 12 Through October 24 After October 24
EBC Member: $100 $120 $140
Non-Member: $145 $165 $185
Government/Non-Profit: $30 $50 $50

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.


Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

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