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Tax Carbon, Abandon Cap and Trade? - Jonathan Wolfson

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/04/06/Innovation_and_Opportunity_from_Crisis Solazyme CEO Jonathan Wolfson argues that a cap-and-trade system will be ineffective in leading development away from high-carbon technologies. "If I was the one writing the rules, I would just tax carbon," he says. ----- See some signs of hope in dark economic times as panelists explore some of the mind-boggling innovations that are changing our lives and can shape the future of the country. Even in the midst of economic free fall, there are signs of hope. As of January 2009, the United States has built a flying car, found ways to turn algae into fuel, synthetically reproduced organs, had face-to-face conversations with people on the other side of the planet, and built robots to do our house cleaning for us. Tune in to find out how some of the smartest people in California are trying to innovate us out of disaster. -- Commonwealth Club of California Jonathan Wolfson is CEO of Solazyme. Wolfson has held a variety of positions in finance, business and law. He was most recently the Vice President of Finance and Business Development for 7thOnline, a venture-backed supply chain software company where he was responsible for overseeing legal issues, finance and the development and implementation of corporate strategy, which resulted in annualized revenue growth of over 100% during his tenure. Mr. Wolfson was also a primary interface between the company's management and its board and investors.
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