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Environmental Wars. Conference 2006. Part 4

Environmental Wars. Conference 2006. Part 4

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Jonathan H. Adler
Fables of Federal Environmental Regulation

Jonathan Adler is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve University where he teaches courses in Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, and Constitutional Law. Prior to entering law school, he worked as the Director of Environmental Studies for the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Mr. Adler’s writing focuses primarily on environmental and regulatory policy issues. He is the author or editor of Ecology, Liberty, and Property: A Free Market Environmental Reader, The Costs of Kyoto: Climate Change Policy and its Implications, and Environmentalism at the Crossroads: Green Activism in America. He has written articles for such journals as Environmental Law and Supreme Court Economic Review as well as The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He is also a contributing editor to National Review Online.

Gregory Arnold
Can Markets Save the Planet?
Market-based Solutions to Environmental Problems

With the possibility of climate change and the reality of other environmental externalities apparent, a number of economic approaches to solving such problems have emerged. One approach, the application of government-designed, capital markets approaches like cap and trade systems, have gained favor. These markets, which allow for the trading of pollution permits and offsets, have shown great promise in efficiently lowering pollution. At present, such systems are in place covering greenhouse gases worldwide (except in the USA) and pollutants causing acid rain and smog in the USA and elsewhere. Many experts predict that the USA will have a national trading system within the foreseeable future following the EU Emission Trading Scheme. Gregory Arnold is Managing Partner of CE2 Capital Partners LLC, an investment firm specializing in investment and trading in environmental markets including those for emission credits, renewable energy credits, and greenhouse gas credits. He has a MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of California at San Diego. He is on the Board of the UC San Diego Dean’s Council in Physical Sciences and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Dr. Paul MacCready
Doing More with Less for a World that Works

Paul MacCready is an aeronautics engineer who was voted Engineer of the Century by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and was listed as one of the top 100 most influential people of the century by Time for his pioneering work in human-powered flight, solar-powered flight, solar-powered automobiles, electric cars, thinking skills, environmental topics, low energy vehicles, etc. His human-powered plane won the Kremer Prize for crossing the English Channel. His company, AeroVironment, developed a solar-powered plane that flew from Paris to England, the lightweight, giant 247-foot solar-powered Helios that reached an altitude of 96,863 feet, and the Sunraycer, that won the first solar car race across Australia. His work on high flying aircraft, tiny drones, battery-hybrid cars, and very efficient electrical devices continues, and he campaigns for the need for people to get by on the Earth’s interest, not the Earth’s capital.

This tape includes a panel discussion and Q & A with these three speakers.

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