Date: February 22, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Executed properly, carbon pricing programs offer regulators a cost-effective, market-based tool to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. A number of states are already pricing carbon and E2 has been an active proponent of both California’s economy wide Cap-and-Trade Program and the North Eastern Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Additional states are considering similar action, including Oregon; passage of cap-and-trade legislation in Oregon is a 2019 E2 priority.  Additionally, the 116th U.S. Congress is expected to consider several different pieces of legislation related to carbon pricing.

Please join LACI (Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator) and E2 for an examination of the carbon pricing opportunities and considerations facing federal lawmakers.  A high-level group of thought leaders from government, industry, finance, and academia will explore the carbon pricing proposals being discussed in Washington, D.C. and evaluate the proposals’ relative strengths and weaknesses.  Panelists will also explore carbon pricing schemes employed in other parts of the globe.

The event will feature keynote speeches, two panel discussions, a networking luncheon, and tours of LACI facilities.  E2 members and supporters receive a complementary ticket.   Additional event partners include USC Center for Sustainable Solutions, Political Climate, Ceres, and USC Schwarzenegger Institute.


Carlos Curbelo – Keynote Speaker
Former U.S. Congressman
Institute of Politics, Harvard University
MSNBC Contributor

Bob Keefe
Executive Director, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)

Julia Pyper – Moderator
Sr. Editor Greentech Media
Co-host of Political Climate (podcast)

Fran Pavley
Former California State Senator
Schwarzenegger Institute

Professor Antonio Bento, Ph.D

Director, USC Center for Sustainability Solutions

Kirsten James
Director California Policy & Partnerships, Ceres