Former Representative Bob Inglis to Speak on Free Market Solutions to Energy and Climate Challenges
By BCEEAN Newsletter Staff
Bob Inglis, Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (E&EI) at George Mason University and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, will discuss free market solutions to our current energy and climate challenges at a public lecture on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
In July 2012, Inglis created the E&EI as a national grassroots organization to apply America’s “can-do” attitude towards addressing our energy and climate challenges. According to its website, E&EI seeks to “unleash the power of free enterprise to deliver the fuels of the future.” E&EI advocates that conservatives can lead on developing solutions to energy and climate challenges by embracing solutions that adhere to conservative principles. Hence, the principles of limited government, economic growth, free enterprise, liberty, accountability, and reasonable risk avoidance guide E&EI’s work and policies.
The organization believes that an energy policy which eliminates all subsidies for all fuels, attaches all costs to all fuels, and is revenue-neutral to prevent the growth of government is the solution for addressing our energy and climate challenges. E&EI further advocates for a revenue-neutral tax swap and a phase-out of energy subsidies. The group believes that this approach would reduce anti-growth income tax and tax carbon pollution such that “bad” fuels would be taxed and the free enterprise system would help deliver tomorrow’s fuels.
Before founding E&EI, Inglis – a Republican – represented South Carolina’s Fourth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 – 1999 and 2005 – 2011. During his second stint in the House, Inglis served as a Member of the House Science Committee where he was Chairman of the Research Subcommittee and, later, the Ranking Member of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee.
The Winston Forum on Business Ethics and the College Republicans are co-sponsoring this event.
This lecture is open to the public and will take place at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, in Gasson 100.
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