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Shayle Kann and MJ Shiao

In this new commenary, CGEP Nonresident Fellow Shayle Kann and his co-author MJ Shiao argue that there are two main reasons solar companies will think twice before investing into new US solar panel manufacturing industry -- the economic benefits from new tariffs may never materilaize and if they do they will be short lived. 

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.

In a new commentary from the Center on Global Energy Policy, Nonresident Fellow Dr. Varun Sivaram surveys four areas affected by Trump’s solar tariffs—domestic manufacturing, innovation in solar technology, domestic deployment of solar power, and trade retaliation and disputes—concluding that the tariffs will not generate material benefits in any of them.  

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Neil Chatterjee
Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Host Jason Bordoff sits down with FERC Commissioner, Neil Chatterjee, to discuss these developments and what's in store for U.S. electricity markets. 

Among many topics Jason and Commissioner Chatterjee discuss, several include: FERC's...

Dr. Paul Joskow
Former President and CEO, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Host Jason Bordoff sits down with Dr. Paul Joskow to discuss the history and outlook for power markets in the United States. Joskow, a leading scholar in energy and environmental economics, utility markets and regulation, recently stepped down as...

Lisa Friedman (New York Times) & Steve Mufson (Washington Post)

Host Bill Loveless sits down with Lisa Friedman of The New York Times and Steve Mufson of The Washington Post to discuss the impact of President Trump's first year in office on energy and environment policy in the...