Update!—Location has been changed to a larger space. Please see below.


Sightline Fellow Yoram Bauman is hosting the Northwest Carbon Pricing Conference.

I’ll be speaking at it, but that’s not the main reason you should go. It’s going to be a good event because of what it’s not going to be: a line-up of the usual suspects.

The speakers are a genuinely heterodox group of Northwest leaders who are taking seriously the challenge of addressing carbon in a systematic and economically rational way. Among others, you’ll hear from:

  • U.S. Representative Jim McDermott
  • Jeremy Hewitt, Climate Action Secretariat, BC
  • Kimberly Harris, CEO, Puget Sound Energy
  • Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center
  • Cliff Mass, UW Atmospheric Sciences Professor
  • Yoram Bauman, World’s First & Only Stand-Up Economist
  • Llewellyn Matthews, Northwest Pulp and Paper Association
  • John Burbank, Economic Opportunity Institute
  • Jim DiPeso, Republicans for Environmental Protection
  • Bill Messenger, Washington State Labor Council
  • Me!

DATE:   Saturday May 21, 2011
LOCATION: University of Washington, Health Sciences Room T439 *

More conference info below the jump.

  • Our work is made possible by the generosity of people like you!

    Thanks to Nicholas & Diane Lovejoy for supporting a sustainable Cascadia.

    • What do Rex Tillerson (CEO, Exxon Mobil), Michael Bloomberg, James Hansen, and T. Boone Pickens have in common?  They all support carbon pricing.  Come learn more about carbon pricing in this one-day conference.


    To convene a diverse group of concerned citizens, business and labor leaders, elected officials, students, and scholars to learn about and discuss carbon pricing as a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive clean energy development.  Topics include:

    • Successful case studies, such as British Columbia’s revenue-neutral “tax shift.”
    • Ongoing efforts towards carbon pricing in the U.S., such as the Western Climate Initiative and California’s cap-and-trade system.
    • Political and technical challenges and opportunities for carbon taxes in the Northwest


    • Seattle Economics Council
    • Climate Solutions
    • Washington Clean Technology Alliance
    • Sightline Institute

    Registration required:  http://www.carbonwa.org/conference.php.


    * More location info:

    • If you are walking, biking, or busing, the easiest thing to do is find your way onto the Burke-Gilman trail and then cross the overpass that leads directly into the 4th floor of the T-wing; someone will be stationed at the door to let you in.
    • If you are driving, please follow the map on page 4; you will need to pay $5 at the gatehouse, and then you can park underground in the S1 lot; then make your way to street level and—staying outside—walk north up the stairs into the courtyard between Wing F and Wing D; continue until you enter the E-Wing of the Health Sciences building, and then follow the signs to the conference.
    • If you need wheelchair access please call Yoram at 206-351-5719.