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Presentation Agenda 
 Project Context 
 Project Method 
 Results 
 Results Discussion 
 Conclusions 
 Q&A 
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Project Context 
C&T? 
C&T 
Tax? 
2 research questions: 
What might happen if Oregon chooses a tax? 
What might happen if ...
Project Context 
In addition, Oregon legislators care about: 
• Jobs 
• Economy 
• Social Justice 
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Project Context 
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Project Method 
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Results 
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EU RGGI BC AU CA OR WA 
Strong personal 
leadership 
X X X X X 
Clear threats 
from climate 
change 
X X X X X...
Results 
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Results 
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Results Discussion 
BC Tax: 
RGGI: 
? 
Emissions allowances 
Jobs and 
economic 
growth! 
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Conclusions 
 Carbon pricing can work in Oregon 
 We don’t have to choose between cap and trade or 
a tax- we can have b...
Washington Update 
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 Climate Executive and Legislative Workgroup 
(CLEW) split down party lines in 2013 
 Gov. Inslee...
Conclusions 
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Thank You! 
 Questions? 
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Carbon Pricing Options for Oregon

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Carbon Pricing: Oregon's Options. Lessons from the EU, RGGI, California, BC and Australia.

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Carbon Pricing Options for Oregon

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  2. 2. Presentation Agenda  Project Context  Project Method  Results  Results Discussion  Conclusions  Q&A 2
  3. 3. Project Context C&T? C&T Tax? 2 research questions: What might happen if Oregon chooses a tax? What might happen if Oregon chooses cap and trade? 2 concerns: • Isolation from surrounding C&T states • Alignment with state goals 3
  4. 4. Project Context In addition, Oregon legislators care about: • Jobs • Economy • Social Justice 4
  5. 5. Project Context 5
  6. 6. Project Method 6
  7. 7. Results 7 EU RGGI BC AU CA OR WA Strong personal leadership X X X X X Clear threats from climate change X X X X X X X Commitment to climate action (goals) X X X X X X Support for action from outside government X X X X X X
  8. 8. Results 8
  9. 9. Results 9
  10. 10. Results Discussion BC Tax: RGGI: ? Emissions allowances Jobs and economic growth! 10
  11. 11. Conclusions  Carbon pricing can work in Oregon  We don’t have to choose between cap and trade or a tax- we can have both  DESIGN is critical! Best Practices: • Manage revenue responsibly and link revenue to GHG reduction • Consider complimentary policies • Plan for politics! • Start simple and increase complexity over time • Prioritize transparency and validity 11
  12. 12. Washington Update 12  Climate Executive and Legislative Workgroup (CLEW) split down party lines in 2013  Gov. Inslee issued an executive order on climate in April 2014  New Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce (CERT) is charged with recommending a policy design to the legislature; cap and trade, carbon taxation, and hybrid approaches are all under consideration
  13. 13. Conclusions 13
  14. 14. Thank You!  Questions? 14

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