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Putting Free Enterprise to Work on Energy and Climate
Start Date: 11/7/2013Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 11/7/2013End Time: 8:00 PM
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About the Program

Bob Inglis, former U.S. Congressman and current director of the the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (E&EI), will assert that climate change is a conversation that was started and is still dominated today by those on the left and center of the political spectrum. He believes, however, that it's also an issue that conservatives are positioned to lead on because free enterprise can help solve our energy and climate challenges through a true cost comparison between competing fuels.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC -- a November is CUNYMonth Event

E&EI is promoting a free-enterprise solution, specifically a revenue-neutral tax swap that shifts taxes off of income and capital and on to carbon dioxide - tax the bad and quit taxing the good.  Having set the economics right (by internalizing negative externalities/revealing hidden costs), the free enterprise system will deliver innovation faster and more efficiently than government mandates, incentives or regulations ever could.

About the Speaker

Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative based at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.  Inglis founded and launched the national, grassroots organization on July 10, 2012. E&EI is guided by the conservative principles of free enterprise and economic growth, limited government, liberty, accountability and reasonable risk avoidance to solve our nation’s energy and climate challenges.

Under Inglis’ leadership, E&EI advocates conservative alternatives to big-government mandates and fickle tax incentives. E&EI maintains that the accountability of a  “true cost” comparison between competing fuels will drive innovation and economic growth. As an optimistic conservative, Inglis launched E&EI to apply a “can-do” American spirit to the challenges at hand.

Before starting E&EI, Inglis represented South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District (Greenville, Spartanburg, Union counties) for 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Inglis was first elected to Congress in 1992, having never run for public office. He spent six years in the U.S. House (1993-99) and kept a campaign commitment to serve just three terms. In 1998, he unsuccessfully challenged Democratic U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings.

In the fall of 2004, Inglis was re-elected to the open House seat he previously held and went on to serve another six-year stint in Congress. He was a member of the House Science Committee where he served as the Chairman of the Research Subcommittee and then as the Ranking Member of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee. During his six years on the Science Committee, interactions with scientists in Antarctica, Australia and elsewhere shaped his views on climate change.

In the turmoil of the financial crisis, Inglis lost his bid for re-election in June 2010. He spent the spring semester of 2011 as a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University, and he taught at the Nicholas School at Duke University in the spring of 2012.

Inglis grew up in Bluffton, S.C. and earned a degree in political science from Duke University in 1981. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984 and later moved to Greenville, S.C., where he practiced commercial real estate law prior to and between his years in Congress.

Registration

Complimentary pre-registration is required to attend this program. Register online, by phone or e-mail:

  1. Complete and submit the online registration form
  2. Call us at 646-312-3231
  3. E-mail us at matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu

Location: 55 Lexington Ave (enter on 24th or 25th street) Room 14-220

Contact Information:
Name: Matthew LePere
Phone: 646-312-3231
Email: Matthew.LePere@baruch.cuny.edu
Energy Globe
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