Hello, friends! About the time you’re getting this, I’m likely about to go to sleep in my hotel in Jordan, where I will spend the next week riding a bike (a real one!) through the countryside seeing some majestic places like Petra and Wadi Rum.

Because I’m on this trip of a lifetime, there will be no Week En Review on April 5th, but I will be back in your inbox on April 12th!

This week’s must read: Avoiding the judgement of history (Forbes) From our own Bob Inglis comes this piece on the recent anti-carbon tax resolution that passed the House with the only GOP dissent coming from Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick.

“The U.S. House of Representatives just went on record. Last week, they condemned a carbon tax even though carbon pricing is the most powerful means of solving climate change,” he writes. “These folks seem to be unaware of two key features of a well-designed carbon tax: (1) that it can be made revenue-neutral by pairing it with a reduction in an existing tax so that there is no growth of government; and (2) that it can be made border-adjustable by applying the tax to imports from countries that have yet to tax pollution.”

EcoRight Speaks, Season 8, Episode 5: E2 Executive Director and author, Bob Keefe

This week’s special guest is Bob Keefe, the executive director of E2, a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors and others who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Bob is the author of two books on the economics of climate change: Climatenomics: Washington Wall Street and the Economic Battle to Save Our Planet (2022) and Clean Economy NOW: Stories from the Front Lines of an American Business Revolution (coming out in a few short weeks) and co-author of several other business-related books.

Prior to joining E2 in 2011, Bob spent more than 20 years as a journalist, covering business, political, national and environmental news from coast to coast. He served as the Washington correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; as a California-based national reporter for Cox Newspapers/Cox News Service; as technology editor for the Austin (TX) American-Statesman and as a business and investigative reporter at the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times and The Greenville (SC) News. 

He talks about all the opportunities for clean energy investment and what they mean for jobs and the economy!

Coming up next next (April 9th): Dr. Michael Curran, Owner/Principal Ecologist, Abnova Ecological Solutions.

Quote of the week:

“We’ve been told that to be clean, you have to give up affordability, reliability and national security. That is not true,” Rep. John Curtis said. “We can reduce emissions and we can also have low-cost, affordable fuel, but we also have to make better decisions.”

Who do you want to hang with?

If you could pick any historical conservative figure to discuss climate change and its impacts with for an entire day, who would it be?

We are all about finding the EcoRight fun, so in that spirit take 30 seconds and answer these 3 quick questions guaranteed to make you smile. Bonus points if you know who the guy is in the picture above!

RIP: Senator Joe Lieberman

I was very sad to hear the news on Wednesday that Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman had died at the age of 82.

As I detail in my book GLACIAL, there is no one greater through line on attempts to get a bipartisan comprehensive climate change bill passed by the U.S. Senate than Senator Lieberman. It was an honor to work with him on one of the many climate bills he co-authored and he was super supportive of my book. He will be missed.


That’s it for me! I will be back in your lives on April 12th. Be well. Be safe.