Progressive opposition to Manchin’s proposed permitting reforms has unexpected and undesirable consequences. Originally published in The Hill with the title, “Progressives Should Have Supported Manchin’s Permitting Reforms: Here’s Why.” When … Continue Reading Shadow Carbon Pricing: The Unexpected Costs of Fossil Fuel Opposition
As new subsidies spur companies to invest in carbon capture and storage, policies need to address associated harms. The path to enacting the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) went through Senator … Continue Reading Carbon Capture’s Role in a Greenhouse Gas-Free Electricity Grid
A new paper suggests Carbon Dioxide causes thrice the damages previously used by the US government. The third floor of the newly seismically retrofitted Giannini Hall at Berkeley is an … Continue Reading More Boo In CO2
And a tough winter is coming. I left Germany in 1990 as a long haired, smoking, bearded hippie with a guitar in one hand and a bag full of dreams … Continue Reading It’s Still Hot, But Summer is Over in Europe
Our new research suggests clean electricity standards or subsidies might be more beneficial. Today’s blog post is co-authored with Ryan Kellogg. Some economists and policy advocates present a carbon tax (or … Continue Reading Is Taxing Carbon Really the Best Way to Decarbonize the Grid?
Policymakers see a diminished role for California’s cap-and-trade program. November 14, 2012 was a big day in my book. This was the day we welcomed my son into the world … Continue Reading What’s the Plan for Carbon Pricing in California?
What is the right carbon tax? I contemplated a number of doom and gloom topics for my post this week. Under consideration were the $400 proposed rebate for each car … Continue Reading Tax Me Baby One More Time!