Putting a Price on Carbon, with Sen. Van Hollen and Rep. Beyer

Unpacking elements of the proposed cap and dividend legislation and the landscape for a carbon pricing policy

Date

March 28, 2019

Time

8:30 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.

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Event Series

RFF Live

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Climate change is again in the national spotlight. Late last year, an IPCC special report garnered wide attention by highlighting the impacts of a half-degree of warming, while more recent proposals for a Green New Deal have sparked new debate around possible solutions. So how should we go about fixing the climate problem? RFF hosted two prominent lawmakers who have—in their words—a “simple, fair, and effective plan” to address climate change. At RFF Live’s "Putting a Price on Carbon" on March 28, 2018, we spoke to Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representative Don Beyer (D-VA). They announced the introduction of the 2019 Healthy Climate and Family Security Act—their "cap-and-dividend" proposal—and talked about the need to address climate change and ways Congress can act.

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