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

Fellow James Stock writes on reforming the RFS in The Hill.

Noah Kaufman and Jonathan Elkind explore whether China’s national CO2 emissions trading system (ETS) is likely to drive significant emissions reductions. 

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an enormous infrastructure initiative first announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. The Chinese government has emphasized “green development” as an important feature of the BRI. To improve understanding of these topics, CGEP and the Center for International Energy and Environment Strategy Studies at Renmin University convened a conference on the Columbia University campus in New York City.


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Ryan Popple
CEO, Proterra

The outlook for global oil demand has changed dramatically over the last decade. New technologies and policy have energy experts forecasting that demand for oil will peak. Many tie this outlook to the advent of electric vehicles, but given that...

George David Banks
Former Special Assistant to the President for international energy and environment

U.S. climate and energy policy has shifted course under the Trump Administration. From the decision to leave the Paris Agreement, to promises to prop up the coal industry, to a push for "energy dominance" and now a new "energy realism," much has...

Jack Betkoski
President, NARUC

Discussions about U.S. energy policy typically focus on Washington, where the White House, Congress and agencies like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dominate the headlines. This makes it easy to overlook the roles played by state...