Close to 150 Congressional staffers, policy types and lobbyists jammed a Senate hearing room yesterday for a briefing on carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems featuring CTC’s Charles Komanoff, along with Terry Dinan of the Congressional Budget Office and James Barrett of Redefining Progress.
The briefing was sponsored by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Attendance at EESI briefings generally runs between 75 to 100, and the packed house for the March 14 panel was taken as a sign of surging interest in carbon pricing.
Charles’s presentation may be accessed here. It’s an updated and more concise version of the PowerPoint on our Home Page.
Here‘s an interesting op-ed in today’s Washington Post that nods to the need for a gas tax. It might make for interesting background.