Yesterday, Kristin Eberhard of betterquest.org and Sightline published “There’s Plenty of Room at Hotel California” – a fantastic how-to for Oregon and Washington decision-makers looking to link with other states on pricing and limiting climate pollution. It’s a great read, and rather than challenge the cloying Eagles reference in the title, I decided to extend the trend.
Pretend you’re the governor of Oregon or Washington, or the head of a key committee in the state legislature in Salem or Olympia. Let’s say you’re convinced: Climate change is real, it’s a huge risk, and we need a fast, smooth transition beyond carbon fuels. Putting a price on carbon is the single best way to nudge the whole economy in that direction.
Disclosure: Kristin Eberhard, a climate and energy policy consultant and blogger, is currently advising Climate Solutions on state-based solutions to fight climate change. Also, disclosure: a staff member at Climate Solutions plays in a band called the "F***ing Eagles."
…Take it easy…