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


Date: October 26, 2018


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


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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.

Final Agenda – EBC Climate Change Program – The Case for Putting a Price on Carbon

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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.

Attendee List

Emma Akrawi Vermont Law School JD Student
Peter Baldwin base-e President
Julie Barry Prince Lobel Tye LLP Partner
Andrea Brady Buchanan & Associates Associate
Ramon Bueno Somerville Commission Energy Use & Climate Change , Commissioner
Malwina Burzec Boston University Regulatory Lawyer (Job Seeker)
Samantha Caputo Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships Policy Analyst
Gerard Cogliano University of Massachusetts, Boston Student Researchers
Robert Daylor Tetra Tech Senior Vice President
Joe Dorant Mass Organization of State Engineers and Scientists President
Jessica Fosbrook City of Somerville Assistant Director of Engineering
Seth Handy Handy Law, LLC Principal
Todd Isherwood Mass Maritime Outreach Specialist/Energy Manager
Ann Lowery MassDEP Asst Comm.
Cristina Mendoza Capaccio Environmental Engineering Environmental Scientist, Sustainability Consultant
Kenneth Nugent Job Seeker Environmental Services Consultant
David O’Donnell American Petroleum Institute – Massachusetts Petroleum Council Associate Director
Jaana Pietari Exponent Managing Scientist
Win Quayle Conservation Law Foundation Senior Fellow
Yve Torrie A Better City Director of Sustainability Programs
Scott Turner Nitsch Engineering, Inc. Director of Planning
Andrew Vitvitsky MIT Climate CoLab Research Associate

The available presentations from the EBC Climate Change Program – The Case for Putting a Price on Carbon completed on October 26, 2018, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Climate Change Program – The Case for Putting a Price on Carbon

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