On Sept. 5, the Boulder Carbon Tax Tracker project held a workshop to hear perspectives on the carbon tax from a range of local stakeholders. This is the first in a series of video interviews with stakeholders done at this event.
Dan Powers is Community Affairs Manager for the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. Here are some key points he raised in this interview:
- Boulder’s carbon tax “Still has a way to go.”
- The most difficult challenge about the carbon tax: “Convincing some people that climate change and energy efficiency are as important as city council believes.”
- Another challenge: “Measuring how [carbon tax-funded] programs affect carbon emissions.”