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HEEP Director Robert Stavins Receives Environmental Award

July 18, 2016

HEEP Director Robert N. Stavins was awarded the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Award, presented annually by the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) to a leader in advancing environmental policy in California. CCEEB is a coalition of business, labor, and public leaders seeking to promote both a sound economy and a healthy environment. The award is named after the former California governor, founding CCEEB Chairman, and father of current Governor Jerry Brown.

Hillary Clinton’s Ambitious Climate Change Plan Avoids Carbon Tax

July 2, 2016

[The New York Times ]...“The clearest and most obvious way to reach the climate targets is with a nationwide carbon pricing method, whether a carbon tax or a cap and trade,” said Robert Stavins, the head of the environmental economics program at Harvard University. “But it’s not surprising, given the politics, that Secretary Clinton would not want to explicitly talk about carbon pricing.”

7 Questions About the 'Three Amigos' Energy Deal

June 30, 2016

[ClimateWire ]...So what exactly is an "inefficient" fossil fuel subsidy? The definition depends on the country, according to Joseph Aldy, an associate professor of public policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

G-20 countries likely decided on the term because they wanted to allow room for some fossil fuel technologies they might want to support -- including those that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- said Aldy.

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