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Economic Policy Challenges Facing California's Next Governor: Electricity Policy Reform

May 2020

Californians like to think of themselves as environmentally conscious and forward-thinking. The state’s energy and environmental policies reflect these sentiments.

Tax brown energy or subsidize green? The choice is easy

February 2019

Progressive Democrats assert that the Green New Deal is the best way to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.But this claim ignores the fact that subsidizing “green” energy technologies, such as...

A carbon tax to fund increased border security?

January 2019

As the old saying goes, politics makes strange bedfellows.  A national carbon tax to fund increased border security fits that description.

Reports of the Demise of Carbon Pricing are Greatly Exaggerated

August 2018

AbstractPoliticians in a number of jurisdictions with cap-and-trade markets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or carbon taxes have argued that the evidence is in and the conclusion is clear:...

Retail Pricing to Support the 21st Century Distribution Grid

November 2017

Abstract As an increasing number of California households install solar panels, the current approach to retail electricity pricing makes it harder for the state’s utilities to recover their costs....

US and China Cooperation on Climate Policy Design

July 2014

Significant political barriers to implementing na- tional climate policies exist in both the US and China.

A Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax for Stanford (Not Divesting Coal)

May 2014

Last week, Stanford's Board of Trustees announced that the university would not directly invest funds from its endowment in coal mining companies.

California climate policy: Showing the way for the world

December 2013

With the continued successful operation of its greenhouse gas emissions market, California can become a global leader in the design and implementation of regional carbon polices.

Viewpoints: Cap and trade should look to broader goals

November 2012

To maximize environmental benefits from the rollout of its cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions, California should focus on achieving a positive demonstration effect from the program...

The cost of climate policy uncertainty

February 2011

Any mention of climate policy was noticeably missing from President Obama's recent state of the union address.

Overcoming imperfections

June 2010

Living With Coal: Climate Policy's Most Inconvenient Truth

September 2009

Environment Gridlock

February 2009

One effect of the new Obama administration's global charm is that America could be let out of the environmental doghouse.

Making Carbon Markets Work

September 2007

PESD collaborators David Victor and Danny Cullenward published a new piece in Scientific American on lessons learned from efforts to build institutions to control emissions of greenhouse gases....

A New Currency: Climate Change and Carbon Credits

July 2004

A new currency is emerging in world markets.