Many of us carbon nerds remember President Clinton’s 1997 remarks announcing that an agreement had been reached at the climate negotiations in Kyoto, Japan. The speech was full of hope … Continue Reading Clinton (well Gore) went to Kyoto. Obama went to Beijing.
The release of the IPCC Synthesis Report earlier this month underscores the need for swift and aggressive action to combat climate change. With the shifting control of Congress, answering that … Continue Reading Cross-state power flows complicate the Clean Power Plan
A relatively recent econometric literature examines the impact of weather/climate on a variety of outcomes of economic interest. In order to provide an estimate of a climate impact you need … Continue Reading What we don’t know about economic climate change impacts
With the looming expansion of its cap-and-trade program to transportation fuels like gasoline, California is fast approaching a significant moment of truth for its climate policy. This has some people … Continue Reading Cap-and-Trade’s Moment of Truth
A lot of the policy discussion, and many of our blog posts, focus on the difficult task of trying to slow climate change. It’s useful to remind ourselves of the … Continue Reading Open Sourcing Risky Business
With yesterday’s historical release of the EPA’s new carbon emissions policy, I took an extra day to comb through and digest the news. I have organized my intermediate microeconomics class … Continue Reading The Yoga Theorem
Governor Jerry Brown, speaking at a Giannini Foundation event last week, summarized California’s dilemma with respect to climate change: “We’re one percent of the (climate change) problem. We have to … Continue Reading Chumps or champs? California leads on climate