Jeremy Carl

Research Fellow

Jeremy Carl is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he focuses on energy policy and U.S. politics.

He has served as a policy advisor to many national political figures on a variety of issues ranging from energy to electoral strategy; His academic writing on reforming California’s energy bureaucracy was praised by a bipartisan coalition of former California governors and his work on distributed power has been lauded by leaders ranging from senior Bush Administration energy officials to the former Democratic Party head of the Senate Energy Committee. His recent policy work for a prominent Republican governor was highlighted by The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and the National Review.

Before coming to Hoover, Carl was a research fellow at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford. Before that he was a research fellow in resource and development economics at the Energy and Resources Institute, India’s leading energy and environmental policy organization.

Jeremy’s scholarly work at Hoover focuses on energy and environmental policy, with an emphasis on energy security, climate policy, energy innovation and global fuel markets. In addition he has continued previous research on energy politics and policy in India and China.  Outside of his energy work he is a frequently sought-out commentator on U.S. politics and elections.

Carl is the author or editor of several books, including Powering the Armed Forces (with Admiral Gary Roughead), Conversations about Energy: How the Experts See America’s Energy Choices and Assessing the Role of Distributed Power Systems in the US Power Sector. His work has appeared in numerous professional journals in the energy and environmental field.

His political writing and commentary has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street JournalTime Magazine, National Review, Politico,the Economist, and many other leading newspapers and magazines.

Jeremy received a BA with distinction from Yale University. He holds an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and did doctoral work at Stanford University, where he was a Packard Foundation Stanford Graduate Fellow.

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The GOP after DACA: No one Left to Lie To

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review Online
Friday, September 15, 2017
If they pass an amnesty, party elites will have no one left to lie to.

‘Is this the Day the Internet Dies?’

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Friday, August 18, 2017

When I wrote my recent article for NRO arguing that we must regulate Internet monopolies as public utilities, I had no idea how timely it would become. I submitted it to NR on Friday afternoon (The day before Charlottesville) with the plans to run it on Monday. The news out of Virginia kicked everything back a bit and it ended up running on Tuesday. By Tuesday night, perhaps coincidentally, Tucker Carlson was making the same argument on his popular TV show.

Analysis and Commentary

How To Break Silicon Valley’s Anti-Free-Speech Monopoly

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It’s time to treat Google, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter like public utilities.

Analysis and Commentary

Keeping The Lights On At America’s Nuclear Power Plants

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Thursday, August 3, 2017

They have substantial strategic dimensions, more than any other form of energy.

Analysis and Commentary

Wasting America’s Nuclear Opportunity

by Jeremy Carl, David Fedorvia The Hill
Thursday, August 3, 2017

An effusive President Trump announced in late June that “we will begin to revive and expand our nuclear energy sector, which I’m so happy about.” Just a few months earlier, the left-leaning Environmental Defense Fund wrote, “We still need America’s nuclear power plants.”

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Keeping the Lights on at America's Nuclear Power Plants

by Jeremy Carl, David Fedorvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Jeremy Carl and David Fedor discuss American nuclear power plant closures in light of major economic and policy challenges. They show how cheap natural gas, electricity market flaws, and a failure to capture the public imagination threaten America’s near- and long-term nuclear viability.

Silicon Valley’s Foolish Amnesty Push

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The tech industry’s most prominent leaders favor mass immigration, for no good reason.

Analysis and Commentary

Portland And The Left’s False Narrative

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Monday, June 5, 2017

The coverage of the Pro-Trump free speech rally in Portland yesterday tells you a lot about the left’s cultural power and ability to set a narrative even when that narrative flies in the face of known facts.

Liberal Bullies Threaten Free Speech

by Jeremy Carl
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Georgetown professor provides the latest example.

Analysis and Commentary

The Democrats Didn’t Even Win A Moral Victory In Georgia

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district was yet another reminder that despite the mainstream media’s relentless narrative attempting to turn the early days of the Trump administration into a story of GOP rout, reality has stubbornly refused to cooperate with them.