Organisation Name
American Petroleum Institute (API)
InfluenceMap Query
Carbon Tax
Data Source
CEO Messaging
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-0.58

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Not supporting carbon tax

InfluenceMap Comment:

Evidence suggests organization does not support carbon tax. Preferring increased use of natural gas as route to emissions reduction (API CEO and President Jack Gerard, State of American Energy press conference, January 2015)

Extract from Source:

I did reference carbon emissions in there and that was in that context I think of climate change. So, I might not have used the exact right two words, but we did talk about carbon emissions [...] People have different views within our industry as to how that should be addressed. Some talk about carbon tax, some talk about cap-and-trade, et cetera. But we think one of the things this administration -- this Congress should focus on is look at the reality of what the American energy renaissance has done for us. As we brought cleaner burning natural gas to the marketplace, it's lowering our emissions. What would that mean if our vision is to export in abundance that cleaner burning natural gas around the world and begin to see that same effect on a global scale -- because this is a global challenge.

Created: 26/05/2015 Last edited: 11/04/2017

 

No position on carbon tax

InfluenceMap Comment:

Has stated that API has not current position on a carbon tax (API President, Jack Gerard, March 2017)

Extract from Source:

Jack Gerard, president of American Petroleum Institute, says the math on getting a carbon tax passed right now is difficult. “We don’t have a position on carbon tax, but as we look at in the current political construct I think it would be very difficult,” he said during an interview at CERAWeek Tuesday. “I don’t think we’re going to see Republican leadership in the House or Senate give serious consideration to a carbon tax.”

Created: 19/05/2017 Last edited: 19/05/2017

 

Not supporting carbon tax

InfluenceMap Comment:

Despite stating no position on carbon tax specifically, has made related arguments against regulatory ambition on climate policy in general stresing costs to economic growth. (API CEO Jack Gerard, EENews, 2017)

Extract from Source:

Gerard said that he met with someone earlier today who has been pushing for a carbon tax. "So there's a lot of discussion, there's a lot of debate, and there should be," he said. "We haven't taken a position on the carbon tax. We have some members who are advocating for it, others who aren't." [...]Gerard pushed for a public debate to weigh the trade-offs between curbing carbon emissions and protecting economic growth. "There should be a transparent, there should be a public debate," he said. "The public needs to know the trade-offs in public policy. What does it mean when you take certain actions? What does it mean when you impose excessive costs on an industry as a result of what we would consider unnecessary regulation?

Created: 13/11/2017 Last edited: 13/11/2017