Meeting with New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker
by Jonathan Lu
We met with Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (who recently won re-election by 4000 votes!) this past Friday, November 17th, 2017, to discuss our proposal for a carbon fee and dividend policy in New Jersey. We had written a 63-page white paper on the possible effects of this policy, and previous implementations of carbon fee and dividend elsewhere.
Our meeting with Assemblyman Zwicker was promising, if sobering. Zwicker wanted more details about the specific mechanism in New Jersey by which it’d happen, how households, small businesses and utilities would impact it, and our detailed responses to possible opponents of the policy. That said, he has set high expectations for this policy and for our work toward a bill, and we intend to meet them.