Fireside Chat: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) on the “Save our Future” Act

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) joined us for a fireside chat at the Pricing Carbon Initiative’s Pricing Carbon Dialogue on Wednesday, July 28th, at 3 PM ET. He discussed the “Save our Future Act,” which he introduced last month along with Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI). We hope that you can join us.

A panel discussion followed our conversation with Sen. Whitehouse. This panel discussion focused on carbon border adjustments. Our panelists provided an overview of, discussed the increasing interest in, and framed how the international community is responding to carbon border adjustments.

For the Fireside Chat


Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
U.S. Senator, Rhode Island

Christina DeConcini
Director of Government Affairs, World Resources Institute
Chair, Pricing Carbon Initiative

Introduction from:

Nathaniel Keohane
President, C2ES

For the Panel Discussion

Pascal Lamy
Former Director-General, World Trade Organization

Catrina Rorke
Vice President of Research, Climate Leadership Council

Anna Yelverton
Energy & Environment Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator Coons (D-DE)

Moderated by:

Alden Meyer
E3G, Senior Associate

The bill (S.2085) features a pricing mechanism that starts at $54/ton for CO2 in 2023. The Whitehouse news release referred to it as a “large-scale solution [that] would reduce greenhouse gas emissions [by] 50 percent after 10 years, improve air quality in environmental justice communities, assist fossil fuel workers and communities, and speed transition to [a] green economy.“

The Save Our Future Act is also sponsored by Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Jack Reed (D-RI), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).