Category Archives: Policy analysis

“From Risk to Return”

This report is about the benefits of  Investing in a Clean Energy Economy. “Economic risks of unmitigated climate change to American businesses and long-term investors are large and unacceptable.”  This was the finding of the Risky Business Project, in their  initial … Continue reading

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“The Power of Change”

This 300 page book published September, 2016, by the National Academies Press (chartered by Congress) is the most up to date and credible analysis of the current status of technologies and policies supporting clean electric power technology. It can be downloaded for … Continue reading

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Removing tax preferences for U.S. oil and gas producers: discussion paper

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) just published a paper by Gilbert Metcalfe of Tufts, on the implications for the U.S. in the case of the removal of three “tax preferences” for the oil and gas industries, to the tune of $4 … Continue reading

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Designing a policy to price carbon: the devil’s in the details

This paper posted July 8, 2016, by the Brookings Institute covers “11 essential questions for designing a policy to price carbon,” or in other words, the “details,” at brookings.edu. The author, Adele Morris, is a senior fellow and policy director for Climate … Continue reading

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Transition to reliable prosperity

From Citizens’ Climate University,  Joe Robertson on CCL’s proposal for carbon fee and dividend. Fee and Dividend 201 focuses on the basics of CCL’s proposal “in the context of conversations about the wider economic and political reasons for supporting this kind … Continue reading

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Deep Decarbonization

Published in November 2015, the Executive Summary of the Policy Implications of Deep Decarbonization states that: “Deep decarbonization of the U.S. energy system is defined  as reducing CO2 from fossil fuel combustion to 1.7 metric tons per capita in 2050, an order … Continue reading

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