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Policy Proposals November 3, 2023

Converting brown offices to green apartments

A proposal outlines how to stimulate conversion of offices to green apartments.
Economic Facts April 27, 2023

Ten Economic Facts about Electricity and the Clean Energy Transition

This set of facts elevates key energy system characteristics, especially within electricity production, that will be consequential to the clean energy transiti…
Policy Proposals April 27, 2023

Principles for Public Investment in Climate-Responsible Energy Innovation

This proposal lays out the rationale for substantially increasing federal spending on clean energy research and development, along with four foundational pilla…
Posts April 22, 2020

How to Reduce Emissions as Much as Possible at the Lowest Cost

This blog post and video explain how existing emissions policies could be updated once a sufficiently high carbon price is in place. They also underscore the i…
Policy Proposals October 23, 2019

How to Change U.S. Climate Policy after There Is a Price on Carbon

If a robust carbon price is successfully implemented, other regulations that target carbon emissions may become redundant, less effective, or more expensive. R…
Economic Facts October 23, 2019

Ten Facts about the Economics of Climate Change and Climate Policy

Substantial physical, biological and economic damages will occur as a result of climate change in the absence of strong policy action. In this set of economic …
Policy Proposals October 23, 2019

Promoting Innovation for Low-Carbon Technologies

In this paper, David Popp points out that despite the recent progress made in clean technology innovation, much remains to be done in order to decarbonize our …
Policy Proposals October 23, 2019

Market-Based Clean Performance Standards as Building Blocks for Carbon Pricing

Because industrial sectors contribute a large fraction of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, addressing their emissions is an essential eleme…
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