On June 5, Governor Jerry Brown announced the appointment of RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw to California’s Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee. The announcement highlighted a number of Dallas’s major contributions, including his previous work in local government and his long tenure working on electricity and carbon markets while at RFF.
This appointment represents the latest chapter in Dallas’s distinguished career in carbon market design. Beyond his considerable work with the state of California—including previous service on the state’s Market Advisory Committee in 2006–2007 and the Economic and Allocation Advisory Committee in 2009–2010—he has:
- Provided analysis that supported the development of the new RGGI emissions containment reserve;
- Testified in Maryland, Oregon, and other states about potential carbon pricing strategies and policies;
- Weighed in on opportunities for the Clean Power Plan to achieve more market-like flexibility;
- Explored opportunities for both geographic and sectoral expansion within RGGI;
- And much more.
RFF President Richard Newell said regarding Dallas’s appointment to the California advisory committee: “This is a true honor and testament not only to Dallas’s longstanding contributions to the design of California’s climate policy, but also more generally to his commitment to ensuring that independent research on market-based environmental policy makes its way into policy decisions.”
From all of us here at RFF, and on behalf of the many others you’ve supported: thank you, Dallas!