In this episode, I interviewed Alex Flint, the Executive Director of The Alliance for Market Solutions.
Alex joined AMS as executive director in May 2017. He previously served as staff director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, senior vice president of governmental affairs at the Nuclear Energy Institute, and as a member of President Trump’s transition team.
The Alliance for Market Solutions (AMS) is an organization of conservative leaders addressing two of America’s most pressing challenges: the need to reduce carbon pollution and grow the economy.
AMS respect’s climate change science and supports replacing regulations with a revenue-neutral carbon tax—a policy that would efficiently protect the environment and deregulate and grow the economy.
AMS engages directly with influential conservatives, including policymakers, to cultivate support for a revenue-neutral carbon tax. We also conduct research on key aspects of carbon tax policies to provide policymakers insights into issues including the impact of a revenue-neutral carbon tax on economic growth, income, and innovation.
In this episode, Alex and I discuss:
Alex’s background and childhood that led to his awareness and appreciation for the environment
The early days of The Alliance for Market Solutions and how it came to be
Alex’s time working in nuclear and then on Trump’s transition team
Alex’s case for why and how conservatives should address the issue of climate change
The specific solution that AMS proposes to address climate change
Why Alex does not think any solution is better than no solution when it comes to climate policy
I hope you enjoy the show!
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Links for topics discussed in this episode:
Alex Flint: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-flint-0a294574/
The Alliance for Market Solutions: https://amsresearch.org/
Alex’s Op Ed from Dec of 2018: https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-environment/419392-republicans-are-losing-on-climate-issues-we-can-change
Article on the email Alex wrote about climate change deniers: https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060162805
Interview of Alex - Addressing Climate Change with a Carbon Tax | White House Chronicle: https://vimeo.com/278688768