Salon duc Tape: A Green New Deal

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Salon duc Tape – A Green New Deal – April 26th, 2019
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An important complement to putting a price on carbon

In April, Salon duc Tape is considering two different approaches to addressing climate change at the national level: a “Revenue-Neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend” and a “Green New Deal.” On Friday, April 26th, Anders Fremstad of the Colorado State University Economics Department will be speaking about the second of these approaches.

Anders writes, “Support is growing for a Green New Deal to rapidly and equitably decarbonize the US economy. Although putting a price on carbon is often presented as a panacea for climate change, there are also strong economic arguments for new regulations and public investments. This talk will present a suite of policies that would complement a carbon dividend to sharply reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These policies would not only transform our energy system, but would also improve most Americans’ standard of living.”

Anders is an assistant professor in the Economics Department at Colorado State University. He teaches courses in microeconomics, environmental economics, and political economy. His research focuses on the sharing economy, household and urban economies in carbon emissions, and the distributional impact of carbon pricing policies. Anders will give extra credit to people who view Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Message from the Future” (available at https://theintercept.com/2019/04/17/green-new-deal-short-film-alexandria...) prior to attending the salon.

Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by the Fort Collins Community Action Network (FCCAN) meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 -- 9:00 p.m. at the FoCo Café, which is located at 225 Maple Street. Light refreshments will be available. The formal program will begin at 7:10. For more information, email us at info@fccan.org, or call us at 419-8944.

Event Date and Time: 
26 April 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: 
FoCo Cafe, 225 Maple Street, Ft. Collins