June 2, 2016

Louisa Tavlas
Director of Communications
The Niskanen Center
Cell phone: 571-527-6403

Jerry Taylor Participates in Climate Solutions Panel

(Washington, D.C.—June 2, 2016)  Niskanen Center president Jerry Taylor participated today on a panel hosted by Congresswoman Mia Love, at Fortis College in Salt Lake City, UT. The panel, titled “Discussion on Climate Solutions & Environmental Stewardship,” also featured Professor Davies of Utah State, Mark Burdge who works with VIA and Nikola Motors, and Jeffrey Barrett from the Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development.

Mr. Taylor discussed market-based policy solutionsspecifically, that a carbon fee and dividend would be more effective than the alternatives. He explained how he came to support action on climate change and why there is a viable conservative case for such action.

Prior to founding the Center in 2014, Mr. Taylor spent 23 years at the Cato Institute, where he served as director of natural resource studies, assistant editor of Regulation magazine, senior fellow, and then vice president. Before that, Mr. Taylor was the staff director for the energy and environment task force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Over the past two decades, Mr. Taylor has been one of the prominent and influential libertarian voices in energy policy in Washington. He is the author of numerous policy studies, has testified often before Congress, and his commentary has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other prominent outlets.

The Niskanen Center is a libertarian 501(c)(3) advocacy organization that was established in 2014 that works to change public policy through direct engagement in the policymaking process.


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