PULLMAN, Wash. – A webinar on the effectiveness of a Pacific Northwest revenue-neutral carbon tax as it relates to federal biofuel policy will be hosted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, by Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest.

AHB is a consortium of regional university and industry partners working to prepare the region for a sustainable hardwood bioproducts and biofuels industry. Register for the webinar at http://goo.gl/forms/y33HRouuUr.

Gregmar Galinato, associate professor in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University, will explore how the policy on cellulosic feedstock, along with a carbon dioxide emissions tax structure, will help achieve sustainable biofuel production. Topics include impacts of the policy on the forest, energy and agricultural sectors in the Pacific Northwest; the economic effects of a state-level revenue-neutral carbon tax with the policy; and the impacts of an integrated tax-subsidy policy within the local energy sector.

The webinar is sponsored by WSU Extension with funding from Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30407 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).


Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension, 253-241-5043, bfradd@wsu.edu