Washington Policy Center, E&EI & SPU: Changing What We Tax

The Washington Policy Center and E&EI present a panel discussion on energy and climate policy at Seattle Pacific University

November 14, 2012: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Seattle Pacific University: Otto Miller Hall, Room 109

Changing What We Tax: Prospects for a Free-Enterprise Solution to Energy Security and Climate Change

A panel discussion with

Todd Myers – Director, Center for the Environment, Washington Policy Center

Todd is one of the nation’s leading experts on free-market environmental policy and is the author of the 2011 landmark book Eco-Fads: How the Rise of Trendy Environmentalism is Harming the Environment. Todd’s in-depth research on the failure of the state’s 2005 “green” building mandate continues to receive national attention. He formerly served on the executive team at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, and was Director of Public Relations for the Seattle SuperSonics and Director of Public Affairs for the Seattle Mariners.



Mike Wallace – Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington

Professor Wallace is former director of the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean(JISAO)–a joint research venture between the University of Washington and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). His research concerns understanding global climate and its variations using observations. He is also the coauthor with Peter V. Hobbs of what is generally considered the standard introductory textbook in the field: Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey. He was the third most cited geoscientist during the period 1973-2007.



Bob Inglis — Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative and former US Representative from South Carolina

(You can read Bob’s bio on the “Our Leaders” tab)





Moderated by Dr. Yoram Bauman — environmental economist and stand-up comedian

Yoram — “the world’s first and only stand-up economist” — performs regularly at colleges, companies, and comedy clubs. He has appeared in TIME Magazine and on PBS and NPR, and is the co-author of the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics. He is also the organizer of the humor session at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Washington, and spends his non-comedy hours campaigning for environmental tax reform. Check him out at www.standupeconomist.com.