Is Cap and Trade Enough? Why Reducing Emissions Depends on Technology Innovation

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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As the House considers climate legislation, many have come to believe that regulations alone will result in a reduction of emissions. But energy and technology experts say a more explicit federal investment in technology is needed. Please join the Brookings Institution, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and the Breakthrough Institute to discuss the need for a explicit innovation policy to address the challenge of global climate change. At the event, policy experts will discuss the price gap between fossil fuels and clean energy, and what innovation policies are needed to overcome it.

Panelists: 
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Jay Inslee
Representative
U.S. House of Representatives
Presenter
David Wu
Representative
U.S. House of Representatives
Presenter
Nathan S. Lewis
George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
Presenter
Michael Shellenberger
President
Breakthrough Institute
Presenter
Ted Nordhaus
Chairman
Breakthrough Institute
Presenter
Mark Muro
Fellow and Policy Director
Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Presenter
William B. Bonvillian
Director
MIT Washington Office
Presenter