NEWS: ARCHIVES 2013-2006
Chris P. Nielsen and Mun S. Ho, members of HEEP Faculty Fellow Dale Jorgenson's research team, have authored a new book titled Clearer Skies Over China: Reconciling Air Quality, Climate, and Economic Goals. They declare that countries with severe air quality issues, like China, are taking major steps in pollution reduction, simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The authors of the book also recently wrote an op-ed in The New York Times, "Clearing the Air in China."
Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy and HEEP Faculty Fellow, Michael Greenstone, 3M Professor of Environmental Economics at MIT and HEEP Associate Scholar, and their colleagues recently published a paper presenting the results of a two-year study, the goal of which was to improve the effectiveness of environmental regulation in India. HEEP provided partial support for the study. Read more here.
The Harvard Environmental Economics Program, along with the Duke University Energy Initiative, hosted a two-day workshop on October 24-25, 2013 at the Harvard Kennedy School titled, "Evaluating the Energy Efficiency Gap." The workshop was supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Read more here.
Authors and HEEP associates Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman question a new study from the journal Nature that claims, "By 2047, Coldest Years May Be Warmer Than Hottest in Past, Scientists Say." Wagner and Weitzman warn that there are uncertainties around climate impacts that we cannot currently resolve and that these uncertainties may warrant more, rather than less, action to reduce emissions. Read The New York Times article here.
The journal Nature recently profiled Ottmar Edenhofer, focusing on his leadership role within the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Robert Stavins, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, has worked closely with Edenhofer in the IPCC over the last four years. Edenhofer and Stavins co-hosted a workshop in Berlin in May 2013 examining options for the ongoing United Nations climate negotiations. Read the article here.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), visited the Harvard Kennedy School on September 27, 2013. To read the news articles and listen to audio recordings, click here.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will speak at Harvard Kennedy School regarding "The Future of International Climate Policy." The event will take place at the Taubman Building, 5th Floor, Nye ABC. Find more details here.
Professor David Drake of Harvard Business School (see feature on HEEP's home page) co-authored a discussion paper with Stefan Spinler of the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany titled "Sustainable Operations Management: An enduring stream or a passing fancy?" The authors explore the growing interest in sustainability measures in business and industry.
Erich Muehlegger was cited in the July 2, 2013 edition of The Washington Times, "Changing with the wind: Bad weather found to shift congressional votes on environment."
Harvard Project co-hosts workshop on options for a new international climate regime
The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) convened 30 leading international researchers and policy-makers on May 23 and 24, 2013 at MCC in Berlin. For more information, click here.
This joint initiative between Duke and Harvard University will advance understanding of the "energy efficiency gap" and the diverse factors that affect the adoption of energy-efficient equipment and practices. It focuses on differences between predicted and observed adoption of these technologies. The initiative's findings will inform future research and policy. Learn more here.
The Harvard Environmental Economics Program has awarded three prizes to Harvard University students for the best research papers addressing a topic in environmental, energy, or resource economics—one prize each for a senior thesis, master's student paper, and doctoral student paper. Each prize was accompanied by a monetary award.
Read the details here
Robert Stavins was interviewed in the April 17, 2013 edition of Bloomberg, "Harvard Don Tells EU Kill Grants to Save Carbon: Energy Markets."
Professor Robert Stavins, director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, recently published the second volume of his collected papers with Edward Elgar Publishing: Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy: Selected Papers of Robert N. Stavins, 2000-2011. The 26 essays in the volume cover a wide range of topics, including: environmental policy analysis; economic analysis of environmental policy instruments; economics and technical change; natural resource economics – land and water; and domestic and international climate change policy. The first volume of Professor Stavins' papers was published in 2000 — also by Edward Elgar — covering the period 1988-1999.
The Harvard Environmental Economics Program will award three prizes in May 2013 for the best research papers addressing topics in environmental, energy, and natural-resource economics:
Read the details here
The Harvard Environmental Economics Program welcomes Professor Gilbert (Gib) Metcalf as an Associate Scholar of the Program. Gib is Professor of Economics at Tufts University and is a leading scholar in the field of energy and environmental economics. During 2011 and 2012, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at the U.S. Department of Treasury. While at the Treasury, among other duties, he was the first U.S. Board member for the Green Climate Fund, a multilateral climate-finance fund established in December 2011 at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations in Durban, South Africa. Gib is the second Associate Scholar of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program. In this role, he joins Professor Michael Greenstone of MIT. Read more about Gib's background here and here.
The Harvard Environmental Economics Program regularly releases discussion papers that cover a range of topics in environmental economics. Two new papers were posted on January 3, 2013, both by HEEP Faculty Fellow Michael Toffel and colleagues. Topics include the impact of governmental mandates on the private sector regarding the adoption of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard, and how some firms choose to selectively disclose their environmental performance. To view the papers in the collection, click here.
Robert N. Stavins, HEEP Director, and Jeffrey Frankel, HEEP Faculty Fellow, were quoted in "The Kyoto Protocol: Hot air" in the journal, Nature. Author Quirin Schiermeier revisits the Kyoto Protocol and the events that sparked its creation; the Kyoto Protocol is a pact to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by developed countries. A discussion paper from the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements was referenced in the article, "Sustainable Cooperation in Global Climate Policy: Specific Formulas and Emission Targets to Build on Copenhagen and Cancun."
Robert Stavins was quoted in the November 5, 2012 edition of The Washington Post, "Climate policy advances in the states, but slowly."
Martin Weitzman, a HEEP Faculty Fellow, and Gernot Wagner, a former Pre-Doctoral Fellow of HEEP, recently wrote an article in Foreign Policy, "Playing God," exploring various options for "geoengineering"—and changing attitudes toward these options. The urgency of climate change has convinced some government and private-sector leaders to consider seriously such emerging techniques to shield the Earth from the sun or directly remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, despite their possible negative side effects.
Robert N. Stavins, HEEP Director, recently spoke at a Regulatory Policy Program seminar at Harvard University explaining the SO2 Allowance Trading Program and the four ironies of this ground breaking policy to combat acid rain. He explained how this same cap-and-trade system could potentially be used for climate change policy. The seminar was covered by the Harvard Gazette, and was also filmed.
The Harvard Environmental Economics Program regularly releases discussion papers that cover a range of topics in environmental economics. Five new papers were posted on September 7, 2012, all by HEEP Faculty Fellows (in some cases co-authored by colleagues). Topics include behavioral barriers to the adoption of cleaner cooking stoves in developing countries and the relationship between climate policy and trade. To view the papers in the collection, click here.
In a new article in Science magazine, "Climate Negotiators Create an Opportunity for Scholars," authors Joseph Aldy, Faculty Fellow of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP), and Robert N. Stavins, HEEP Director, challenge researchers, think tanks, and advocacy groups to devise new policy approaches to combat climate change. A key part of any such new approach would be to involve all major emitting countries—both developed and developing. Link to online version here.
New discussion paper examines the SO2 Allowance Trading System
Robert Stavins authored an article in the December 5 edition of Outreach: a multi-stakeholder magazine on climate change and sustainable development A Wave of the Future: International Linkage of Carbon Markets.
Robert Stavins was quoted in the November 29 edition of Bloomberg EPA Rule Shows Regulations That Kill Jobs Can Create New Ones.
Robert Stavins was quoted in the November 25 edition of Bloomberg Renewable Power Trumps Fossils for First Time as UN Talks Stall.
Robert Stavins was quoted in the November 24 edition of Bloomberg Businessweek Carbon Collapse Shows Weaker EU Manufacturing: Energy Markets.
Robert Stavins was quoted in the November 19 edition of Bloomberg U.S. Sets High Bar for Post-2020 Climate Accord After Durban, Stern Says.
was featured in the November 17 edition of ClimateWire POLICY: How a Republican anti-pollution measure, expanded by Democrats, got rooted in Europe and China. (Subscription Required).
was featured in the November 9 edition of ClimateWire NEGOTIATIONS: Continuing lack of trust between rich and poor nations may derail Durban talks. (Subscription Required).
was quoted in the September 14 edition of Politico Cooking Dinner in the Shower.
was quoted in the September 6 edition of Bloomberg Businessweek Carbon Cap Revival Led by Gillard Called Stupid by Xstrata.
was quoted in the August 16 edition of Reuters Analysis: Republicans turn sights on "activist" EPA.
was quoted in the August 14 edition of The Washington Post Obama administration encounters opposition to international climate agenda.
Robert Stavins was quoted in the August 2 edition of ClimateWire in The New York Times Debt Deal, Promising Energy Budget Cuts, Appears to Chill Hopes for a Carbon Tax. (Subscription Required).
Robert Stavins was featured in the July 6 edition of Bloomberg View
was featured in the June 13 edition of ClimateWire Small nations pledge carbon neutrality; big ones haggle over Kyoto future. (Subscription Required).
was featured in the June 2 edition of The New Yorker: Political Scene podcast Political Scene: Christie and Reggie.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Names Sendhil Mullainathan Assistant Director for Research. Mullainathan, a HEEP Faculty Fellow, is Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Mullainathan is a co-founder of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a past Macarthur Fellow (recipient of the MacArthur Foundation’s “Genius Award”).Read the full press release here.
Robert Stavins was interviewed in the April 29 edition of Bloomberg News Disaster Needed for US to Act on Climate Change, Harvard's Stavins Says.
was quoted in the April 14 edition of ClimateWire Politics: Obama, entering the budget fray, warns agains clean energy cuts. (Subscription Required).
Robert Stavins was interviewed in the April 13 edition of the Los Angeles Times California is expanding its carbon-trading program to three Canadian provinces.
was quoted in the April 7 edition of GreenWire Regulations: European study finds noise can kill, as EPA lies dormant (Subscription Required).
was interviewed in the February 22 edition of Nature Climate strife and political life
Robert Stavins publishes in 100th Anniversary Edition of The American Economic Review: "The Problem of the Commons: Still Unsettled After 100 Years"
authored an article in the March/April 2011 edition of The MIT Technology Review Curbing Carbon (Subscription required)
was featured in the February 14 edition of The New York Times blog Freakonomics To Get America Growing Again, It's time to Unleash our Cities: A Guest Post by Edward Glaeser.
was cited in the February 9 edition of The Economist Are economists erring on climate change?
was quoted in the January 31 edition of The New York Times Why are new U.S. Nuclear Reactor Projects Fizzling?
was quoted in the January 20 edition of ClimateWire China: Obama brings U.S. clean energy trade issues to table in U.S.-China talks (Subscription Required).
' blog post with Richard Schmalensee, Renewable Irony and its subsequent follow-up post, Renewable Energy Standards: Less Effective, More Costly, but Politically Preferred to Cap-and-Trade? were cited in the January 14 edition of The Washington Post's Ezra Klein's blog: Something is better than nothing -- but how much better?.--The Post was also cited in the January 18 edition of the Economist
was quoted in the January 3 edition of Politico . Nat Keohane, former HEEP pre-doctoral fellow, and incoming Special Advisor to the President for Energy and the Environment at the White House is the subject of the article.
' work was cited in the January 3 edition of The San Diego Union-Tribune editorial Needed from Jerry Brown: more pragmatism.
' work was cited in the December 23 edition of Radio Free Europe's blog A Tree with Roots: Beyond the Zero-Sum World?
was quoted in the December 10 edition of ClimateWire (Subscription Required). Joseph Aldy, former HEEP pre-doctoral fellow, and outgoing Special Advisor to the President for Energy and the Environment at the White House is the subject of the article.
was interviewed on the December 7 edition of NPR's Marketplace China announces plans to slow growth of its carbon emissions.
was quoted in the November 21 edition of The Boston Globe Returning to the Scene of the Grime.
was quoted in the November 20 edition of The Washington Post White House takes a more modest Plan B to Cancun Climate Talks.
was interviewed on the November 16 edition of NPR's Living on Earth Congressional Fight Over CO2.
' An Economic View of the Environment October 21 Blog post Both Are Necessary, But Neither is Sufficient: Carbon-Pricing and Technology R&D Initiatives in a Meaningful National Climate Policy was featured in the October 25 edition of The New York Times blog Dot Earth Real-World Steps on Energy and C02.
' An Economic View of the Environment October 21 Blog post Both Are Necessary, But Neither is Sufficient: Carbon-Pricing and Technology R&D Initiatives in a Meaningful National Climate Policy was featured in the October 22 edition of The New York Times blog Economix Why Research Alone Won't Fix the Climateand a subsequent post The Fight Among Environmentalists.
was quoted in the October 18 edition of ClimateWire in The New York Times 'Red China' Energy Jobs Play in House Races.
was featured in the October 8 edition of The New Yorker: Political Scene podcast The "Glorious Mess" of Climate-Change Legislation.
new HEEP Discussion paper The Problem of the Commons: Still Unsettled After 100 Years was featured in a September 29 editorial by The Globe and Mail Climate won't be solved by conferences alone.
authored an Op-Ed for the September 7 edition of The New York Times Reform Before New Building.
was quoted in the September 2 edition of Bloomberg BusinessWeek Lisa Jackson's High-Wire Act on Carbon Controls.
was quoted in the July 29 edition of Reuters Analysis-Action on global climate may drift for years.
and HEEP International Advisory Board member Richard Schmalensee co-authored an Op-Ed for the July 27 edition of The Boston Globe The Power of Cap and Trade.
was quoted in the July 20 edition of The New York Times Overcome by heat and inertia.
was interviewed on the July 15 edition of the New Yorker magazine's podcast The Purity of "Pollution".
was quoted in the July 13 edition of The Los Angeles Times Teaching 'stuff' about ecology: Animated Web video spreads environmental message to millions worldwide.
was quoted in the June 29 edition of The New York Times Dot Earth Blog U.S. Options and the Global Greenhouse.
participated in a June 21 panel on the future of Global Climate Change Policy at the International Peace Institute. A recap of the event can be found here.
was quoted in the June 9 edition of Ezra Klein's Washington Post Blog What to do in the absence of cap-and-trade?
was quoted in the June 6 edition of The New York Times Sunday Magazine Spillonomics: Underestimating Risk.
was quoted in the May 13 edition of ClimateWire as featured in The New York Times Venture, Clean-Tech Sectors Brace for $50 Million Attack on Climate Law.
was quoted in the May 12 edition of Reuters Analysis-Global Cap and Trade decades off, US unveils plan.
was quoted in the May 12 edition of The Boston Globe States may get more of a voice on oil drilling.
was quoted in the May 10 edition of The San Francisco Chronicle Business Leaders Split on bid to delay AB32.
was quoted in the April 27 edition of The San Diego News Room Killing California's economic engine.
authored an Op-Ed in the April 22 edition of the Boston Globe All states need to embrace bipartisan climate bill.
was quoted in the April 15 edition of the Hill.com's Energy and Environment blog E2 Wire State Department meeting aimed at climate change progress.
was quoted in the April 15 edition of the Harvard Gazette Battling Climate Change on All Fronts.
Jeffrey Frankel and were quoted in the April 13 edition of The Wall Street Journal's Blog: Real Time Economics Secondary Sources: Recession Dating, Recovery Risks, Cap and Trade.
and Robert Hahn co-authored an Op-Ed for the April 13 edition of Vox Why cap-and-trade should (and does) have appeal to politicians.
was quoted in the April 12 edition of the Harvard Crimson Professor Advocates Cap-and-Trade.
was interviewed April 9 on NPR's Living on Earth The Politics of Capping Emissions.
was quoted in the April 2 edition of ClimateWire Economics: 'Social cost' of tailpipe and other C02 emissions should be higher--report. (Subscription required)
was quoted in the March 29 edition of the Economist's blog: Free Exchange A messy business.
was quoted in the March 29 edition of Financial Times' Blog: Energy Source Cap-and-trade is/isn't dead - and what it could mean.
was quoted in the March 28 edition of USA Today Getting paid to save energy, recycle? Incentives expand.
Enel North America seeks Summer Public Policy Intern in Washington DC, for further details, click here.
was quoted in the March 17 edition of BusinessWeek Cold Tuna, Hot Baseball Face New Rules in Tokyo Carbon Caps.
was a featured guest of The Economist Debates: Green Jobs, March 15.
was quoted in the March 12 edition of Energy and Environment Daily Climate: Rust Belt Senators Win Concessions to Protect Manufacturers. (Subscription required)
was interviewed March 1 by the Council on Foreign Relations Energy Plan and Climate Bill: Tactical Link.
was quoted on air in the February 24 edition of NPR's Marketplace Baby steps to stem greenhouse gases.
was quoted in the February 18 edition of The Christian Science Monitor UN Climate Chief Resigns.
was quoted in the February 18 edition of BusinessWeek De Boer Quits UN post in 'Sad Day' for Carbon Market.
was quoted in the February 15 edition of ClimateWire Politics: Cantwell-Collins Bill Generates Lobbying Frenzy. (Subscription required)
was quoted in the February 11 edition of Reuters ANALYSIS G-20, U.N. Vote Reform Could Help Climate Deal.
participated in a February 5 panel at MIT, entitled, "The Road from Copenhagen." The panel is described by the MIT News, A silver lining to the Copenhagen cloud?
was quoted in the February 3 edition of ClimateWire Legislation: Under Republican Pressure EPA raises cost estimates of house climate bill. (Subscription required)
participated in a webinar for The Energy Collective Prospects for International Climate Agreements.
was quoted in the January 21 edition of BusinessWeek Climate Bill Prospects Fade with Republican U.S. Senate Victory.
was quoted in the January edition of The Deloitte Review If We Can Put a Man on the Moon.
was quoted in the January 12 edition of The New York Times California Panel Considers Money from Climate Rules.
was quoted in the January 12 edition of The Wall Street Journal California Ties Cash to Energy.
was quoted in the January 12 edition of ClimateWire Obama, Senate allies weigh strategy in face of double-digit unemployment. (Subscription required)
was quoted in the January 11 edition of the Christian Science Monitor Kyoto to Copenhagen: Why UN's glacial global warming talks need overhaul.
was quoted in the December 21 edition of Bloomberg US Brokered Climate Deal May Give Obama More Sway in Senate.
was quoted in the December 18 edition of a BusinessWeek special report Climate Summit Accord Is a Step Toward Progress.
was quoted in the December 18 edition of The Christian Science Monitor Copenhagen Summit: Major powers broker compromise voluntary climate pact.
was quoted in the December 18 edition of The Boston Globe Negotiations get tense, draft accords circulate.
authored an op-ed in the December 17 edition of the Progressive Policy Institute's Progressive Fix blog Dispatch from Copenhagen, Obama, Kyoto and the Prospects for a Deal.
was quoted in the December 17 edition of The Boston Globe Clinton says US will join $100b-a-year climate deal.
was quoted in the December 15 edition of ClimateWire Politics: 'Cap-and-dividend' gets some favorable scrutiny. (Subscription required)
was quoted in the December 14 edition of The Boston Globe Despite stalemates, hope flickers on climate.
had a letter to the editor published in the December 11 edition of The New York Times The Best Way to Cut Carbon Emissions.
was interviewed December 10 for a pod cast for New Yorker Audio: The Political Scene.
was quoted in the December 8 edition of The New York Times Climate Deal Likely to Bear Big Price Tag.
authored an op-ed in the December 6 edition of The Boston Globe A sliver lining in the climate talks cloud.
was quoted in the December 4 edition of ClimateWire STATES: Obama should highlight state emissions cuts in Copenhagen--study. (Subscription required)
was quoted in the November 30 edition of Miller McCune U.S. Lethergy at Copenhagen Might be Best for Climate.
was quoted in the November 27 edition of Bloomberg Rudd Struggles to Deliver Climate Deal before Obama, Copenhagen.
was quoted in the November 25 edition of Bloomberg Rudd Nears Climate Deal to Boost his Copenhagen Stock.
Kate Emans Sims, former HEEP Pre-Doctoral Fellow, and Assistant Professor of Economics at Amherst College, wrote this letter to The Nation, discussing market-based solutions to climate change. The letter was written in response to an article by Naomi Klein entitled, Copenhagen: Seattle Grows Up.
was quoted in the November 14 edition of Xinhua Sino-US talks helpful, but too late for Copenhagen.
was quoted in the November 13 edition of The Boston Globe Kerry's green side takes center stage.
was quoted in the November 4 edition of The Harvard Gazzette Prepping for Copenhagen.
was quoted in the October 27 edition of Bloomberg.com Senate Climate Bill Receives Complaints of Coal-Dependent States.
was quoted in the October 27 edition of Bloomberg.com Deal-Breaker for Climate-Change Treaty May Be Obama's Congress.
was quoted in the October 22 edition of Bloomberg.com China, India Forge Alternative to UN Climate Treaty.
was quoted in the October 20 edition of Boston University's The Daily Free Press Professors claim Kyoto Protocol insufficient in regulating global pollution.
was quoted in the October 19 edition of the Sacramento Bee Fiscal impact of state climate law disputed.
was quoted in the September 25 edition of ClimateWire article entitled Markets: The possiblity of carbon trading fraud elbows into Senate Debate. (Subscription Required).
September 24th and 25th the Harvard Environmental Economics Program hosted an Alumni Workshop. For more about the event click here.
was quoted in the September 23 China Radio International story published on CRIenglish.com China's Active Climate Policy Thread of Hope to Copenhagen Talks.
wrote an essay September 21 for The Wall Street Journal entitled Yes: The Transition Can be Gradual--and Affordable.
was quoted in the August 6 Bloomberg article entitled China Balks at Global Warming-Gas Capture Costs.
assesses the feasibility of a multilateral climate change agreement in his July 18th Op-Ed on Vox How to Set Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets for all Countries.
was interviewed July 10 by Salon.com on the Waxman-Markey bill. Overheated by clean energy
was quoted in a July 8 blog post from the PBS News Hour The Business Desk with Paul Solman The Cap & Trade Debate.
was quoted in the July 8 GreenWire article entitled Climate: Calif. air chief still fighting for changes to Waxman-Markey bill. (Subscription required).
was appeared on the July 1 edition of On Point, on NPR. Climate Politics Heating Up.
was quoted in a June 29 article in Reuters Republicans see opportunity in US climate bill fight.
was quoted in a June 27 article in The Christian Science Monitor What a national cap-and-trade program might look like.
was quoted in a June 26 article in Congressional Quarterly: Climate Change Bill Narrowly Passes in House.
was quoted in a June 26 article in BusinessWeek House Passes Carbon Cap-and-Trade Bill.
was quoted in a June 26 article in Reuters SNAP ANALYSIS: US climate vote boosts Washington's credibility.
is quoted in the Clean-Energy Debate Guide released by the Center for American Progress.
was interviewed June 22 by Marketplace, on NPR. Climate change cost boosts supporters.
was interviewed June 17 by The Patt Morrison Show on Southern Califnornia Public Radio, an NPR affiliate. The Changing Climate of Climate Change Negotiations.
was quoted in a June 16 article in ChinaStakes US Special Envoy for Climate Change: The Quintessential Optimist.
was quoted in a June 15 article in ClimateWire Negotiations: Some progress in Bonn, but delegates take the slow road to Copenhagen. (Subscription Required)
was quoted in a June 12 article in US News and World Report How the Global Warming Bill Will Affect Your Wallet.
Concerns grow that Kyoto sucessor may not be finished in Copenhagen. (Subscription Required)was quoted in a June 12 article in ClimateWire
blog entry entitled The Wonderful Politics of Cap-and-Trade: A Closer Look at Waxman-Markey was featured June 12 in ft.com/energysource, a blog of The Financial Times, in a post entitled Cap-and-trade versus everything else.
blog entry entitled The Wonderful Politics of Cap-and-Trade: A Closer Look at Waxman-Markey was featured June 9 in The Vine, a blog of The National Review, in a post entitled A Closer Look at those Climate Bill Giveaways.
was quoted in a June 5 article in The New Scientist Poor countries could be paid to go nuclear.
was quoted in a June 5 article in GreenWire Experts plumb cap-and-trade bill in search of bottom line.
was quoted in a June 4 article in The State Journal Cap-and-Trade Allocation Scheme May Keep Rates Down.
blog entry entitled The Wonderful Politics of Cap-and-Trade: A Closer Look at Waxman-Markey was featured May 28 in ft.com/energysource, a blog of The Financial Times, in a post entitled Another view on cap-and-trade giveaways.
was quoted in a May 26 article in GreenWire Carbon Allowances: The glue in House energy package.
was quoted in a May 26 article in The Washington Post Caps, Trades and Offsets: Can Climate Plan Work?
was quoted in a May 26 article in The Los Angeles Times entitled U.S. business-government relations undergo a climate change.
was quoted in a May 23 article in The Wall Street Journal entitled Pollution Politics and the Climate-Bill Giveaway.
was interviewed May 22 by National Public Radio's Morning Edition House Panel Approves Climate Change Bill.
was quoted in a May 21 article in The Seattle Times entitled Seattle's day to tell EPA how to fix climate.
was quoted in a May 20 USA Today article entitled New fuel-economy rules could backfire if people drive more.
wrote an op-ed May 20 for National Public Radio's website entitled Obama's fuel efficiency plan? Not so efficient.
was interviewed May 20 by National Public Radio's Morning Edition Environmentalists Say Obama's Auto Plan Is a Start.
was quoted in a May 20 New York Times article entitled In U.S., Steps Towards Industrial Policy in Autos.
was quoted in a May 19 Financial Times article entitled Greens hail tough standards on fuel use.
was interviewed May 18 by The Patt Morrison Show on Southern Califnornia Public Radio, an NPR affiliate. Calinfornia Paves the Way to Higher MPG...and the Rest of the Country Finally Follows.
Robert Stavins was named to the Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. This newly expanded group will focus for the first time on carbon dioxide and other emissions trading markets. Stavins will be part of a committee that strives to examine energy markets and review pending legislation on Capitol Hill to regulate the role of speculators in commodity markets.
was quoted in a May 7 Yale 360 article entitled Putting a Price on Carbon: An Emissions Cap or a Tax?
and Martin Weitzman were mentioned in a May 4 article in ClimateWire entitled Academia unleashes a blizzard of papers in climate debate. (Subscription Required)
was quoted in a May 3 Reuters article entitled U.S. climate law may not be needed for global deal
and Dale Jorgenson were quoted in the May/June 2009 edition of MIT's Technology Review entitled Can Technology Save the Economy? (Free Log-in required)
was quoted in a April 27 article in The Christian Science Monitor entitled Is a bad economy good for the environment?
was quoted in a April 21 article in The Oregonian entitled Oregonians sending less to landfills in economic downturn.
was quoted in the April 20 ClimateWire article entitled A brawl over numbers breaks out in cap-and-trade debate. (Subscription required).
and Robert C. Stowe were quoted in the April 1 Boston Globe article entitled Harvard students, professors share advice for G-20.
was quoted in the April 1 ClimateWire article entitled Lobbyists spar over gaps in Markey-Waxman bill. (Subscription required).
was quoted in the March 31 Christian Science Monitor article entitled House fast-tracks major changes on energy and climate.
was featured on NPR's Living on Earth, March 14, 2009. The segment was entitled Cap and Trade by Numbers.
was quoted in the March 13 ClimateWire article entitled Obama erred on key cap-and-trade features, economists say. (Subscription required).
was quoted in the March 11 Boston Globe article entitled Recession byproduct - a cut in emissions.
was quoted in the March 6 ClimateWire article entitled Recession may help on climate front--for a while.(Subscription required).
was quoted in the February 27 Reuters article entitled U.S. gives cap and trade boost for climate treaty.
was quoted in the February 25 edition of The New York Times in an article entitled Economic Crisis Complicates California's Goals on Climate.
was cited in the February 16 edition of The Nation in an article entitled Doing the Recovery Right.
was cited in the Wall Street Journal blog Environmental Capital Green Ink: Is California the Model?
was quoted on 'Marketplace' a program of National Public Radio. What jobs that are 'green' really mean.
was quoted in the November 18, 2008 edition of the Greenwire. REGULATION: Not fearing feds, regions continue building carbon caps. (Subscription Required)
was quoted in the November 18, 2008 edition of the Greenwire. EMISSIONS: Industrial nations' greenhouse gases rose between 2000 and 2006. (Subscription Required)
authored an Op-Ed in the November 12, 2008 edition of the Boston Globe. Inspiration for climate change.
was quoted in the November 6, 2008 edition of the Boston Globe. Bay State already on path to clean, renewable energy.
was quoted in the October 14, 2008 edition of the Chicago Tribune. Carbon Cordon.
was quoted in the September 30, 2008 article on Bloomberg.com Carbon Credits Auctioned.
was quoted in the September 29, 2008 article on ScienceNow. Bells Ring for First U.S. Carbon Auction.
was quoted in the September 29, 2008 article on Bloomberg.com First U.S. Carbon Dioxide Permits Sell for $3.07/Ton.
was quoted in the September 23, 2008 article on Bloomberg.com Air Pollution Market Debut Tests Cap-and-Trade Model.
was quoted in the July 31, 2008 edition of The Wall Street Journal on support in the Senate for a Cap-and-Trade based internatinoal climate change regime. Trade Talks' Failure Weighs on Other Issues.
comments on emissions allowances and the potential for emissions trading scheme linkages between the European Union and the United States in a ClimateWire Article: Markets: Increasing use of coal in Europe drives up the price of CO2 emissions trades. (subscription required).
The Harvard Environmental Economics Program was mentioned in the June 22, 2008 edition of The Washington Post. Higher Learning Adapts To a Greening Attitude.
was quoted in the June 8th, 2008 edition of St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the costs associated with addressing global climate change. Global Warming: Numbers game confounds debate.
was quoted in the June 2nd, 2008 edition of The New York Times. Industries Allied to Cap Carbon Differ on the Details.
, a Ph.D. student in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, is the recipient of a Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship with Resources for the Future (RFF), a Washington, D.C.- based environmental think tank. While at RFF, Hunt will complete his research on energy demand, including household electricity usage and the response of the American auto industry to changes in corporate average fuel economy standards.
was quoted in the April 18th, 2008 edition of USA Today. Environmentalists Hope for Progress with New President.
was quoted in the April 18th, 2008 edition of The Christian Science Monitor. Bush's Climate Goals Vague--But a Start.
was quoted in the April 17th, 2008 edition of The Los Angeles Times. President Bush Offers Goals to Fight Climate Change.
was quoted in the April 10, 2008 edition of ClimateWire. Can the Senate sidestep a 67-vote climate treaty ratification?. (Subscription Required)
was quoted in the April 2, 2008 edition of ClimateWire. Prospect of 'gap' worries climate change negotiators. (Subscription Required)
Robert Stavins co-authored an op-ed in the March 16th, 2008 edition of the Sacramento Bee. The article, entitled, Lawrence Goulder and Robert Stavins: State fight against climate change benefits everyone, applauds California's passage of Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act.
Robert Stavins and Joseph Aldy were quoted in the March 11, 2008 edition of ClimateWire. Congress: Behind 'safety valve' debate resides 30+ years of history. (Subscription Required)
Robert Stavins was featured in the March 3, 2008 edition of The Wall Street Journal. McCain's Economy Platform: Big Tax Cuts, With Caveats
Robert Stavins was recently profiled in Upstream. The article discusses Stavins' work as Co-Director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements. This article was originally published in Upstream on 18 January 2008, and is protected by copyright.
Two former HEEP pre-doctoral fellows, both of whom have gone on to become professors at Yale University, Robert Stavins, describes the book: "Two of the world's leading young environmental economists offer a concise, balanced, and highly accessible treatment of one of the most dynamic fields of contemporary scholarship. Here is a book that will serve both as a superb text for an introductory course and an entertaining and effective introduction for a solo reader who wishes to learn about this growing field of inquiry."(Ph.D. Political Economy and Government, 2001) and (Ph.D. Public Policy, 2002), have just published their co-authored book, (Island Press, 2007). A cover quote by HEEP Director, Professor
Project Co-Directors Joseph Aldy and Robert Stavins, along with Carlo Carraro of the University of Venice and Resources for the Future's William Pizer, spoke at a Project-sponsored side event at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia. More information on the event can be found here. The Presentation given at the Bali COP was entitled, " " Carraro's presentation from the side-event was entitled, "Climate Policy in the Post-Kyoto World. Incentives, Institutions and Equity" Pizer's presentation was entitled, "Why start with a bottom-up approach to international climate policy?"
Charles Kolstad's public talk entitled, "Climate Change: is economics the source of the problem or the key to the solution?" was featured in the Harvard Crimson's Dec. 4th synopsis of the event "Ec. Prof Leads Climate Change Talk"
The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is launching, in fall 2007, a new “Program on Environmental and Energy Economics.” Martin Feldstein, NBER President, has announced the election of six new NBER Research Associates as part of the program, including two Faculty Fellows of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP): Robert Stavins and Martin Weitzman. The other newly appointed NBER Research Associates are Maureen Cropper (World Bank), Charles Kolstad (University of California, Santa Barbara), Matthew Kahn (University of California, Los Angeles), and Kerry Smith (Arizona State University). Fifty-four other NBER Research Associates are also affiliated with the new program, including HEEP Faculty Fellows David Bloom and Richard Zeckhauser. The program is directed by Professor Don Fullerton of the University of Texas. More information is available at:
Nathaniel Keohane, Associate Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management, is leaving Yale to become Director of Economic Policy and Analysis, Environmental Defense, in New York City. Nat received his Ph.D.
Robyn Meeks has been awarded the 2007 Vicki Norberg Bohm Fellowship by the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program and the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the KSG. Her project is titled "Investigations into integrated water resource management and development: Linkages between local, national and international levels."
Robert Stavins' work on water-efficiency improvements cited in a February 2, 2007 High Country News article on "The Efficiency Paradox: Why water conservation along the Colorado River — a much-vaunted silver bullet for the West’s coming era of shortage — could have devastating environmental costs." PDF version of High Country News article.
On February 6th, 2007, it was announced that Enel, the Italian energy company, has made a gift of $5 million to establish The Enel Endowment for Environmental Economics. This endowment will allow EEPHU, which will be renamed as the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, to substantially expand its research efforts. Read more here.
On January 23rd, 2007, Professor Robert Stavins was interviewed in a BBC article on President Bush's energy policy. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6288957.stm
A Boston Globe story on Have yourself a carbon-neutral Christmas..., published December 17, 2006, quotes Prof. Robert Stavins on the merits of buying carbon offsets.
Profs. Richard Cooper and Robert Stavins were quoted in a New York Times story on The Cost of an Overheated Planet published on December 12, 2006, as part of a continuing series exploring "The Energy Challenge."
Kelsey Jack is among the first recipients of the Norberg-Bohm Fellowship, awarded by the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) and Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP).
Michael W. Toffel's doctoral dissertation "Voluntary Environmental Management Initiatives: Smoke Signals or Smoke Screens?" won the 2006 "Best Dissertation Award" from the Academy of Management's Social Issues in Management Division, and was a finalist for the "Best Dissertation Award" from the Academy of Management's Organizations and Natural Environment Division.
Michael W. Toffel and Jodi L. Short's paper "Coerced Confessions: How Regulatory Deterrence Drives Self-Policing" won the 2006 Charles H. Levine Award for Best Conference Paper from the Academy of Management's Public and Non-Profit Division.
Fan Zhang won the 2006 International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Best Student Paper Award.
The Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, which publishes the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, is launching a new companion journal, the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. Kennedy School Professor Robert Stavins has agreed to serve as the new journal's Editor. He will be assisted by two Co-Editors, Professor Carlo Carraro of the University of Venice and Professor Charles Kolstad of the University of California, Santa Barbara, plus a 25-person Editorial Board, and a managing editor. The Review of Environmental Economics and Policy will fill a gap between the popular press and scholarly environmental and resource economics journals, by publishing articles that will serve several goals: to synthesize and integrate lessons learned from active lines of environmental economic research; to provide economic analysis of environmental policy issues; to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas among the various sub-fields and perspectives of environmental economics; to offer readers an accessible source for state-of-the-art thinking; to suggest directions for future research; to provide insights and readings for classroom use; and to address issues relating to the environmental economics profession. Most articles appearing in the journal will be solicited by the Editor, though all will be subject to peer review. The Association anticipates that this will be a highly regarded and very well read periodical within its targeted audience -- economists and others interested in environmental and resource policy in academia, government, the private sector, and the advocacy world. The journal -- which is being published by Oxford University Press -- will initially be produced twice per year, with each issue having 300 pages of material.
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