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Posts June 3, 2024

Event recap—Building clean energy infrastructure: Roadblocks, tradeoffs, and solutions

On May 22, The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability hosted an event to discuss the path to a resilient and clean electricity grid.
Economic Facts May 22, 2024

Eight facts about permitting and the clean energy transition

This set of facts illustrate the state of permitting reform and areas where attention should be focused to accelerate building out clean energy infrastructure.
Policy Proposals May 22, 2024

Climate change and utility wildfire risk: A proposal for a federal backstop

To mitigate wildfire risks from electric utilities, this proposal suggests applying California’s framework across the West via a voluntary multistate and feder…
Policy Proposals May 22, 2024

Governing the grid for the future: The case for a Federal Grid Planning Authority

Shelley Welton urges a greater federal role in grid governance to create a resilient electricity grid for the clean energy transition and tackle the grid’s int…
Papers February 27, 2024

Climate tax policy reform options in 2025

Climate tax policy options are evaluated by their emissions reductions, economic efficiency, and fiscal impact.
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…
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