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March 2: Webinar on carbon tax, biofuel policy

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

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,



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