Jeremy Carl

Research Fellow
Biography: 

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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Analysis and Commentary

General Mattis Is A Great Man — And A Good One

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Friday, December 2, 2016

Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of defense is not only a brilliantly accomplished man, but a modest and kind one as well.

The Columbus Terror Attack And The Left's Willful Blindness

by Jeremy Carl
Monday, November 28, 2016

The latest Somali immigrant attack in America’s heartland was as predictable as it was preventable. Ten people are hospitalized in an attack that could have been much worse, but for our fortunate ability to counter the terrorist with an armed response.

Analysis and Commentary

The New Red Wall?

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
In 2016 the path to victory for the GOP ran through the Midwest, and this may remain true for some time.
Analysis and Commentary

The Trump Hispanic Meltdown Never Happened

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

His problem with Hispanic voters was greatly exaggerated.

GOP Image

The Dems’ Path To Senate Dominance Is Narrowing

by Jeremy Carl
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Univision has called IN-Senate for Young. If confirmed by other organizations, this will be a major win for the GOP. As expected, based on early results, Rand Paul is cruising to victory in Kentucky.

How My Dinner Guests Last Night Exemplify The Democrats’ Continuing Immigration Insanity

by Jeremy Carl
Monday, November 7, 2016

Last night my wife and I had the parents of two friends of our older boys over for dinner. The parents in question are smart, educated, and talented people—he’s from New Zealand and she’s from Japan. They relocated to Silicon Valley from New Zealand about five years ago.

Analysis and Commentary

A Homeless Woman's Powerful Message To The GOP On Immigration

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Monday, October 31, 2016

The story got lost amidst the Clinton e-mail furor, but over the weekend, there was an incident that in many ways encapsulated the frustrating debate over immigration in this campaign.

What Two Chinese Women Taught Me About Donald Trump

by Jeremy Carl
Monday, October 17, 2016

This election is about much more than him personally.

The Democrats’ First-Grade Refugee Policy

by Jeremy Carl
Thursday, September 29, 2016

A child shoudn’t lead them.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Vs. Clinton: Final Thoughts

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Monday, September 26, 2016

Clinton really has much better command of facts (to the surprise of nobody) and has gotten in a few good one liners but she still is so wooden. She got less wooden as the debate went on but she still just is awkward and forced. 

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