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Aug16
2018

An International Investment Treaty Could Jump-Start Sustainable Development

Oscar Serpell
The Stockholm Treaty Lab contest has awarded prizes to two model investment treaties that could open new possibilities for international cooperation on renewable energy.
Aug15
2018

Beating the Authoritarian Playbook on Climate Change

Mark Alan Hughes
What if President Trump embraced the climate crisis as a way to assert an authoritarian regime? Mark Alan Hughes envisions a scenario where energy independence and anti-immigration policies are pursued in the name of climate protection.
Aug02
2018

The Sand-Climate Nexus

Oscar Serpell
We need sand to protect our coastlines from sea-level rise, but we also need sand for our most effective emissions mitigation efforts.
Jul31
2018

A Closer Look at the Trump and Juncker Agreement

Anna Mikulska
The recent LNG agreement may not have teeth, but it might have impact.
Jul30
2018

This Year's Carnot Prize Honors Courage Amidst Complexity

Mark Alan Hughes
India shows us what any just energy transition must provide—power to the poor.
Jul26
2018

PJM Stakeholders Self-Reflect

Christina Simeone
Improve your understanding of the stakeholder input on the PJM stakeholder process survey.
Jul24
2018

Con Edison Steam Pipe Explosion Prompts Evacuation

Oscar Serpell
The explosion of an 83-year-old steam pipe in Manhattan reminds us of the urgent need to address aging city infrastructure.
Jul12
2018

Why FERC’s PJM Capacity Market Order Could Herald Carbon Pricing

Christina Simeone
Could FERC's recent order proposing massive restructuring of PJM's capacity market have the unintended consequence of renewing state interest in market-wide carbon pricing?
Jul12
2018

FERC’s Order Redesigning PJM’s Capacity Market

Christina Simeone
FERC recently issued an order proposing signficant changes to PJM's capacity market with the goal of protecting markets from state subsidies, giving stakeholders just 90 days to weight in.
Jun29
2018

Energy-Transmission Price Correlation

Christina Simeone
In recent years, as energy prices in PJM have decreased, the portion of wholesale power costs associated with transmission has risen sharply.  Turns out this negative correlation has been driven by policy and is not likely to continue.

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