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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Analysis and Commentary

Observations From California’s GOP Convention

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Monday, May 2, 2016

I spent much of the weekend at the California GOP state convention, which attracted all three of the GOP presidential candidates and, as a result, its share of press attention.

Analysis and Commentary

Anti-Trump Protesters, Not Trump, Were The Biggest Disgrace At His California Rally Last Night

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Friday, April 29, 2016

What happened at the Trump rallies in Orange County, Calif., last night was a disgrace, but for once, it was not primarily a disgrace of Donald Trump’s. Protesters, some holding Mexican flags, tried to block people from attending the speech of an American candidate for president. Insults were hurled, roads were blocked, and property was damaged. 

Analysis and Commentary

What Trump’s Big Victory And Cruz’s Big Announcement Mean

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Thursday, April 28, 2016

First and foremost, as I predicted last week, Trump had a great night on Tuesday. From a delegate perspective, his six “blue wall” Democratic state wins were not a game-changer. He was expected to take almost all of the delegates and he did. But that should not discount his accomplishment. 

Analysis and Commentary

Obama, Germany, And ‘The Right Side Of History’

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Of all of the irritating and intolerable things about the Left, perhaps the worst is their smug self-confidence that they are on “the right side of history.” The assumption that history has a “right side” that can be easily determined in the current moment is part and parcel of the liberal delusion.

Analysis and Commentary

The Overexposed John Kasich

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I didn’t do this one for NRO, since it was an attempt to preach to the heathens in hopes that they might find salvation, but for those who might be interested, I have an article at CNN today that looks at the way the liberal media has, for ideological reasons, shamelessly promoted John Kasich’s pointless campaign.

Analysis and Commentary

Is John Kasich Getting Too Much Media Coverage?

by Jeremy Carlvia CNN
Monday, April 25, 2016

With the Sunday night announcement of his alliance with Ted Cruz to stop Donald Trump, John Kasich has, unfortunately, once again stepped into the presidential campaign spotlight.

Analysis and Commentary

Nothing Changed Yesterday—And Trump Is Still Not on the Path to Nomination

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Before we begin debunking, let’s start with the obvious: It was undoubtedly a good night for Trump and unsurprisingly so, as NR’s Henry Olsen predicted on election eve.

Analysis and Commentary

#NeverCoup: Why This Week’s RNC Rules Committee Meeting May Determine The GOP Nominee

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

There’s a lot at stake at the RNC’s rules committee meeting this week during the party’s spring retreat in Florida—and a lot of misinformation out there as well. 

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What Trump Knows

by Jeremy Carlvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 18, 2016

The GOP may not need the Donald, but it certainly needs his supporters.

Analysis and Commentary


by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Republican leaders seeking an alternative to Cruz or Trump are living in a dangerous fantasyland.