Lomborg's participation in the Milken Conference, May 2-4, 2011
MILKEN Institute Global Conference, Los Angeles Slowing Climate Change: Plan B Panel Detail: Monday, May 2, 2011 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Economists across the political spectrum have long argued that the least costly, least intrusive way to contain greenhouse gases is to charge emitters for the privilege and let the market decide how to cut back. But market-friendly fixes have been rejected by the rapidly growing economies of the developing world and are off the political agenda in the United States. This panel will weigh the prospects for non-market initiatives to contain emissions – everything from subsidizing new emissions-sparing technologies to mandating the use of renewable energy and efficient-efficient vehicles. It will also debate the practicality of an entirely different approach to combating global warming: technology for deflecting solar energy before it heats the atmosphere, thereby offsetting the impact of growing concentrations of greenhouse gases. Energy Investment Update Panel Detail: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM In the wake of the Great Recession, new programs were put in place to make investing in green energy more attractive. Investment tax credits, outright grants, renewable fuel requirements, and solar mandates in states like New Jersey and Massachusetts have been designed to lure investment dollars into long-term projects. Are investors responding? If so, what are they doing? This roundtable will discuss where the money is going and where the best returns are likely to be found.