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May 30, 2017

This special episode of More Power To You was recorded last week at the Bipartisan Policy Council in Washington, D.C. The BPC and the International Council on Clean Transportation sponsored a fascinating panel discussion entitled "International Competitiveness and the Auto Industry: What's the Role of Motor Vehicle Emission Standards?"

BPC president Jason Grumet kicks things off with some introductory remarks, ICCT Executive Director Drew Kodjak takes the podium to moderate the discussion. The five panelists are:

  • David Vogel, Professor Emeritus and Solomon P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics, UC Berkeley
  • Richard Perkins, Associate Professor of Environmental Geography and Associate of Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • John German, Senior Fellow / US Co-Lead, ICCT
  • Zoe Lipman, Director, Vehicles and Advanced Transportation Program, BlueGreen Alliance
  • Tim Johnson, Director, Emerging Regulations and Technologies, Corning

This discussion about U.S. emissions standards and America's international competitiveness is covers a range of issues including: emission standards policy diffusion among states and also across countries; first mover advantage for countries that adopt higher emission standards; the impact of higher standards on domestic innovation, investment in production facilities and jobs; what the difference between the U.S. and China's national emissions strategies may mean for global leadership in the future; the outlook for technology advances in biofuels, internal combustion engine vehicles and electric vehicles; and more.

Recorded May 22, 2017

Published May 30, 2017