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Sailing Alone, Under the Stars, and Fast

October 1, 2021

Chan School’s Hammitt wins Bermuda sailing race

Author: Alvin Powell, Harvard Gazette

Jim Hammitt knows well the two rules of offshore sailboat racing: First, it doesn’t matter how fast you go as long as you’re headed in the right direction; and second, it doesn’t matter what direction you go, as long as you sail fast.

Hammitt managed to thread the needle on those conflicting priorities in June, sailing fast and in the right direction over 10 days at sea — five of them alone — to...

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New Paper in Science Reinforces the Value of Using the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) for Evaluating Climate Policy Options

August 19, 2021


Essay co-authored by HEEP faculty affiliates Joseph Aldy, and Robert Stavins, and FAS Professor James Stock

Four prominent environmental economists present their case against a recent push to change the standard measure for determining the benefits of climate policies in a new paper published in the journal Science. The article, titled “Keep climate policy focused on the social cost of carbon,” posits that the social cost of carbon (SCC) remains the most objective, credible, and holistic tool...

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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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