Well-functioning energy markets are critical to the distribution of energy resources. Understanding how they work, how they can be improved, and how they are being impacted by the changes afoot in the energy sector is key to meeting energy and environmental goals.
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.
In a new commentary, CGEP Scholar Katherine Spector outlines the role that gas storage plays in the North American winter, demonstrates how unusual the storage fundamentals look going into this coming season and why they support higher prices, and explains what might be unanticipated price spikes given the data.
CGEP Scholar Dr. Noah Kaufman examines four concerns that carbon tax supporters have raised with the design of Initiative 1631 in Washington state. For each, he highlights the consensus of economists on how a carbon tax should be designed (in theory) and compares those recommendations to the details of Initiative 1631.
Managing Director, Moody’s Global Project and Infrastructure Finance Group
Host Bill Loveless talks to Jim Hempstead of Moody's about how environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks are becoming increasingly important to judging the credit worthiness of electric utilities.
Private equity groups have been increasingly active in financing energy projects in the US. KKR, a US investment firm, launched its Real Asset’s Energy Platform in 2012. The platform has since become a major player in asset-based oil and gas...