The Energy Agenda


The U.S. Congress is finally considering a bill designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by putting a price on carbon. But could a carbon market raise energy prices and slow the economy without doing much to change carbon emissions? Will we need to add other measures, such as renewable energy standards, to stimulate the research and development required for long-term solutions? It’s time to move beyond vague policy proclamations and ask economists and technologists how to get the specifics right. Kevin Bullis, Technology Review Alex Kinnier, Khosla Ventures Henry Lee, Harvard University Richard Schmalensee, MIT Ken Zweibel, George Washington University.

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May 8, 2017

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