You are invited!
Cap and Trade Conference
May 20, 2009 Richmond, Virginia
The Thomas Jefferson Institute is pleased to announce a conference on issues associated with Cap and Trade and a possible carbon tax. This conference will focus on real issues:
• It will hone in on these two issues rather than a plethora of subject matter.
• The presenters will reflect our Institute’s guiding principles of “free markets, limited government and individual responsibility.” However, panelists from citizen groups and legislators who hold varying points of view will question our presenters.
• This conference will focus on the scientific, economic and political considerations that all those involved in this debate must consider as national and state policy is crafted.
The conference will take place on Wednesday, May 20 in the Azalea Room of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Library Complex. The three distinguished speakers who have agreed to participate and their subject matter are:
David W. Schnare (Thomas Jefferson Institute) is Director of the Institute’s Center for Environmental Stewardship. An attorney and Ph.D. in Environmental Management with 35 years of public service at the Federal level, has testified before Congress and the Virginia Legislature on the scientific bases that have been used to support carbon emissions legislation and regulation.
Kenneth Green (American Enterprise Institute), an environmental scientist by training, studied environmental policy for more than ten years at think tanks in California and Canada prior to joining AEI. In 2001, he served as an expert reviewer for the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has authored numerous policy studies, magazine articles, newspaper columns, encyclopedia and book chapters, and even a textbook for middle-school students entitled Global Warming: Understanding the Debate.
Myron Ebell (Competitiveness Enterprise Institute), is director of energy and global warming policy at CEI. He also chairs the Cooler Heads Coalition, which comprises over two dozen nonprofit groups in this country and abroad that question global warming alarmism and oppose energy rationing policies. Bluntly put, he will address the current political climate.
Registration; coffee reception with panelists on the terrace (weather permitting
Greetings and introductions
Michael Thompson, President, Thomas Jefferson Institute
“Recent Scientific Findings and the EPA Endangerment Proposal”
David W. Schnare, Thomas Jefferson Institute; Q&A begins at 10:20
“Economic Implications of Cap and Trade and/or a Carbon Tax”
Kenneth Green, American Enterprise Institute; Q&A begins at 11:00
“Status of Federal Legislative Proposals and Regulation”
Myron Ebell, Competitiveness Enterprise Institute; Q&A begins at 11:40
There is no cost to attend. However, advance registration is required. Simply indicate your plans to attend by sending an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, May 18 by 5:00PM.
For additional information by phone contact J. Scott Leake at (804) 467-5437.
Directions to the conference location
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Library Complex is right off Interstate 95 and is convenient to Interstates 64 and 295. Located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue in Richmond, Va., the Garden sits at the comer of Lakeside Avenue and Hilliard Road. It is just minutes north of downtown Richmond. If you need help with directions, please call (804) 262-9887, ext. 300.
On 1-95 North take Exit 80, the Lakeside Avenue exit. Keep to the right and take the right at the first light onto Lakeside Avenue. (You’ll see the brown Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden sign.) Follow Lakeside Avenue. You will see the Garden entrance just after you cross the intersection at Lakeside Avenue and Hilliard Road.
From 1-95 South take Exit 83B, the Parham Road Rt. 73 West exit. (Right before this exit you will see the brown Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden sign.) On Parham, quickly get into your far left lane. At the second stoplight, take a left onto Brook Road (also known as Route 1 South). At the third stoplight, take a right onto Lakeside Avenue. (At the light you will see a brown Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden sign.) As you go down Lakeside Avenue, you will see the Garden entrance to your right just before you reach the Hilliard Road intersection.
Come into Richmond on 1-64 East. Get on to 1-95 North to Washington, D.C. Follow directions for 1-95 North.
Come into Richmond on 1-64 West. Get on 1-95 North to Washington, D.C. Follow directions for 1-95 North.