NEWS Make Carbon Pricing a Business Requirement

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Dan Kam­men, pro­fes­sor of ener­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley and a cli­mate advis­er to the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion, dis­cuss­es the the poten­tial of a car­bon tax at the recent Clean Ener­gy Min­is­te­r­i­al (CEM7) con­fer­ence in San Francisco.

If we real­ly want to bend the curve to make the tran­si­tion, we need every­one to speak the same lan­guage — not always to agree, but to talk about things in the same way,” said Kam­men. “You just can’t get envi­ron­men­tal­ists and busi­ness lead­ers and elect­ed offi­cials to do that unless we’re valu­ing and pric­ing out the impacts. Car­bon tax will get us there.”

Kam­men con­tends that the U.S. gov­ern­ment could get the car­bon tax ball rolling by mak­ing car­bon account­ing a “busi­ness require­ment” for all fed­er­al contracts.

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