Carbon Tax Initiative

CGEP has launched an initiative to explore key questions and implications related to the design and implementation of a carbon tax in the United States.

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Featured Research

This commentary evaluates five approaches for setting CO2 prices based on the benefits and costs of reducing CO2 emissions and compares them across various desired attributes

Writing in The Hill, Dave Banks argues why he places the odds of greater than 60-40 that President Trump scores a Paris political victory shortly before the 2020 election, thanks in large part to the flexibility that his predecessor gave him.  

Writing in The Hill, CGEP non-resident Fellow Ali Zaidi argues that the United States remains well-positioned to lead on clean energy but to do so we need to keep increasing investment — and keep increasing impact.


Columbia Energy Exchange

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Dr. Ajay Mathur

Bill Loveless sits down with Ajay Mathur to talk about the outlook for energy supply and demand in India, including the critical role that a combination of solar energy and storage could play in his country in coming years. 

Richard Rhodes

On this episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff sits down with Richard Rhodes, a Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author, and author of newly released book, Energy: A Human History, to discuss what history can tell us about our current energy transition. 

Dr. Jim Stock
Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University

The list of controversial energy issues in Washington, D.C. is a long one. But none may be as complicated to understand as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a U.S. mandate that gasoline and diesel fuel contain specified amounts of ethanol and other biofuels.