Jeremy Carl

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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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Why The Iowa Caucus (Probably) Won’t Alter The Fundamentals Of The GOP Race

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Monday, February 1, 2016

In the frantic lead-up to the caucus, politicians and the media are playing an expectations game. But a closer look at the final Des Moines Register poll suggests that in terms of the fundamental contours of the race, a lot less will be decided in Iowa tonight than meets the eye. 

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Branstad’s Ethanol Attack On Cruz: Will Iowans Choose Politics Or Principle?

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Thursday, January 21, 2016

There are few things that energy-policy experts of all political stripes can agree on — but one of them is that mandates and subsidies to promote the use of corn ethanol (a policy first implemented by Jimmy Carter) are wasteful boondoggles that harm our environment and food supply while imposing billions of dollars of hidden costs on consumers.

Analysis and Commentary

Can The GOP Win Without Trump’s Voters?

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Monday, January 11, 2016

The French writer Charles Péguy once said that “one must always say what one sees. Above all, which is more difficult, one must always see what one sees.”

Analysis and Commentary

China’s Children And Climate Change — The Left Is Against Them Both

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Monday, November 2, 2015

They came for Feng Jianmei without warning. She was seven months pregnant. They kidnapped her, strapped her down, and killed her unborn child because she and her husband could not pay their fine.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Freedom Caucus Is A Rebellion That Could Change The GOP’s Future

by Jeremy Carlvia Time
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Its rise represents the frustration of Republican voters.

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Governor Brown’s Gasoline Consumption Reduction Plan Offers Less than Meets The Eye

by Jeremy Carlvia Eureka
Monday, March 23, 2015

In one of the more memorable statements in his fourth inaugural address, Governor Brown pledged to ensure that California would cut the usage of petroleum in the state’s vehicles by up to 50 percent by 2030. While the Governor’s proposal got a lot of publicity, on closer examination, it figures to be far more sizzle than steak.

Analysis and Commentary

Why New York Is Wrong About Fracking

by Jeremy Carlvia CNN
Saturday, December 20, 2014

(CNN) -- "I consider the people of New York my patients," acting New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said this week as he cited health-related reasons for recommending New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ban hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to develop natural gas resources in the state.

The State Clean Energy Cookbook

The State Clean Energy Cookbook: A Dozen Recipes for State Action on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

by George P. Shultz, Jeremy Carl, David Fedorvia Analysis
Thursday, September 11, 2014

States are increasingly becoming the locus of domestic energy policy-making. Hoover's Energy Policy Task Force collaborated with former US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chair Jeff Bingaman and Stanford's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance to find "what works?. The result is a dozen "recipes" for affordable, clean, and secure energy policies that have already been implemented in a variety of U.S. states with good overall results.

California's Electricity Policy Future: Beyond 2020

by Jeremy Carl, Dian Grueneichvia Analysis
Thursday, July 3, 2014

California has embarked upon an unprecedented effort to transform its electricity system. Whatever the specific challenges that the state may face in doing so between now and 2050 or even 2030, policymakers will be better equipped to address them with...

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Analysis and Commentary

What GOP Can Learn From Modi's Election

by Jeremy Carlvia CNN.com
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Imagine that Ted Cruz became the GOP nominee for president in 2016, running against Hillary Clinton. And now imagine that he won the general election in a landslide, getting record-high vote percentage for the Republicans and capturing states and constituencies the GOP had not won for decades.

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