CCL Panel: Can Republicans and Democrats agree on carbon pricing

A discussion worth having: Can Republicans and Democrats Agree on carbon pricing?

By Harold Hedelman 

The walls of climate change denial are crumbling around us. That trending good news makes carbon pricing more realistic politically. That’s why CCL’s Northern California region is working on getting the right and left talking about carbon pricing. Want to hear that discussion?

A fee on carbon will help bring renewable energy like wind up to scale.

A fee on carbon will help bring renewable energy like wind up to scale.

On Friday, February 20th, CCL Northern California is hosting a distinguished panel to explore just where progressives and conservatives can agree about putting a price on carbon. The event is part of our NorCal Regional Conference.

By highlighting areas of agreement, the panel will demonstrate that we’ve truly begun a new chapter in the race to create political will for a livable world. A chapter where right and left work together on real solutions.

The event will be videotaped and available for future viewing online.

The moderator is Greg Dalton, Founder and CEO of Climate One of the Commonwealth Club of California.

The panelists are:

  • Kevin Krick, California Republican Party Bay Area Regional Vice Chair
  • Bruce Hamilton, Sierra Club Deputy Executive Director
  • Bill Shireman, Future 500 President and CEO
  • Ian Adams, R Street Institute Western Region Director
  • Kate Gordon, Next Generation Senior V.P. and Director of Energy and Climate
  • Paul Nahi, Enphase Energy President and CEO
  • Mark Reynolds, Citizens’ Climate Lobby Executive Director

When:      Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:00-9:00 PM

Wine reception and networking 6:00-7:00PM

Where:     Marriott Marquis Hotel, 780 Mission Street, Salon 8, S.F.

Harold Hedelman is a Regional Coordinator for the Northern California Region of CCL. For questions, email him at Haroldhedelman“at”

Steve Valk
Steve Valk is Communications Coordinator for Citizens' Climate Lobby. Steve joined the CCL staff in 2009 after a 30-year career with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.