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Environmental Regulation

Reuters/Phil Noble - Steam rises from a power station behind the Royd Moor Wind Farm in Penistone near Sheffield, northern England, in this October 19, 2007 file photo.

Blog Post

Just cynical manipulation? Making climate finance pledges meaningful

September 14, 2015, Romain Weikmans and Timmons Roberts

With less than three months before world leaders gather in Paris to reach an international climate agreement, Romain Weikmans and Timmons Roberts discuss the need for accountability and transparency in climate finance pledges.

  • In the News

    [Investor-state dispute settlement] has not brought public interest regulation to a halt in the past and I don't think we should assume that will happen now.

    April 15, 2015, Mireya Solís, National Journal
  • In the News

    I am closely watching this. This standard is the real test of how serious the Obama climate action plan really is...If the standard is really stringent, that will make a difference in the domestic debate in China...It will have an impact.

    May 27, 2014, Qi Ye, New York Times
  • Podcast

    Podcast: Governing a Changing Arctic

    April 11, 2014, John P. Banks and Fred Dews

  • Interview | NPR's The Diane Rehm Show

    Environmental Outlook: Air Pollution In China

    March 5, 2013, Kenneth G. Lieberthal

  • In the News

    On the environmental objective, certainly we are concerned about greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. But we argue that the best way to address that would be to put a price on carbon, for example through a carbon tax, rather than try to subsidize alternatives. [That]'s much less efficient. The way the [current] rules work, electric vehicle manufacturers can sell credits to other automakers toward their fuel economy standards, so that means that other automakers can sell more polluting cars for every electric car that's sold.

    February 23, 2013, Adele Morris, National Public Radio
  • In the News

    But the discussion in the United States is different now, even from a month ago. [Hurricane Sandy] demonstrated to a large part of the country that we are certainly vulnerable to the kind of events we might see under climate change. People see now that it is related it to our national security.

    November 28, 2012, Nathan Hultman, Los Angeles Times
  • Interview | E&E TV's OnPoint

    The Government Rationale on Energy Efficiency is Flawed

    July 17, 2012, Ted Gayer

  • Expert Q & A

    What the Next President Should Do on Climate Policy

    April 20, 2012, Ted Gayer

  • Expert Q & A

    Better Energy and Environmental Policy

    January 24, 2012, Ted Gayer

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