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Valerie Karplus

Assessing China's National Carbon Market: An HPCA Conversation with Valerie Karplus, Carnegie Mellon University

July 23, 2021

Author: Doug Gavel

China recently launched the world’s largest emissions trading market, but it is just one component of the nation’s ambitious efforts to curb the rise in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). That was the message delivered on Thursday (July 22) by Carnegie Mellon University Associate Professor Valerie Karplus during a...

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Nat Keohane

Nathaniel Keohane, former HEEP Fellow, named President of C2ES

May 25, 2021

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Nathaniel Keohane, a former Pre-Doctoral Fellow of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP), was named the new President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) on May 24, 2021. He will assume that role on July 1.

Nat received his Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University in 2001. He has been a member of the...

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2020-2021 HEEP Paper Prize winners: Kevin Rowe, Shefali Khanna, Dan Stuart, Eki Ramadhan, Alida Monaco, and Oliver York

2020-2021 HEEP Student Paper Prize Winners

May 21, 2021

CAMBRIDGE, MA – The Harvard Environmental Economics Program has, for the twelfth consecutive year, awarded three prizes to Harvard University students for the best research papers addressing a topic in environmental, energy, or natural-resource economics – one prize each for an undergraduate paper or senior thesis, master’s student paper, and doctoral student paper. Each prize was accompanied by a monetary award. The Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) is a University-wide initiative...

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John Graham

Former OIRA Administrator John Graham Analyzes Federal Climate Energy Policy and the Future of Electric Vehicles in Episode of "Environmental Insights"

May 7, 2021

Author: Doug Gavel

CAMBRIDGE MA. – John Graham, dean emeritus and professor at the Paul O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and former administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB), offered his thoughts on...

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Research Conducted by HEEP Associate Scholar, Steve Cicala, Helps Shape Public Policy Decision in Illinois

May 6, 2021

A recently written paper by Steve Cicala, Tufts University, former HEEP Pre-Doctoral Fellow and current HEEP Associate Scholar, highlights the inequities in utility disconnections occurring in Illinois, resulting in executive orders signed by the governor designed to help those most affected by the disconnections. The paper, “The Incidence of Extreme Economic Stress: Evidence from Utility Disconnections”...

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Nat Keohane

Environmental Defense Fund SVP Nat Keohane Shares Insights on Climate Policy and Thoughts on COP-26

April 30, 2021

Author: Doug Gavel

The Biden Administration is showing a renewed commitment to addressing climate change, but there is still a long road ahead for the development of substantive domestic policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). That was one of the messages delivered on Friday (April 30) during a Virtual Forum hosted by the Harvard Project on...

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