Could a carbon tax work for Oregon’s economy?
Portland State University's Northwest Economic Research Center and Institute for Sustainable Solutions
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Please join Portland State University's Northwest Economic Research Center (NERC) and Institute for Sustainable Solutions for a breakfast discussion exploring the economic possibilities of a carbon tax for Oregon.
NERC’s new report, “Carbon Tax and Shift: How to Make It Work for Oregon's Economy” reveals that a statewide carbon tax and shift policy could generate annual revenues of $1 billion or more for Oregon while also shrinking income and business taxes and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
British Columbia enacted a similar tax in 2008, hear from a top official about economic and environmental results.
TOM POTIOWSKY, former Oregon state economist and director of Portland State University's Northwest Economic Research Center.
TERRY LAKE, British Columbia Minister of Environment
WHEN: Tuesday, March 19 | 8-9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Portland State University, Native American Student and Community Center (710 SW Jackson St., Portland)
Coffee, tea, and pastries will be provided.
FREE and open to the public