Jeremy Carl


Jeremy Carl was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he focused on energy policy, U.S. politics, and immigration reform.

He has served as a policy advisor to many national political figures. His academic writing on reforming California’s energy bureaucracy was praised by a bipartisan coalition of former California governors and his recent policy work for a prominent Republican governor was praised by The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and the National Review. On immigration, he serves as an advisor to the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship and American Identity Program.

Before coming to Hoover, Carl was a research fellow at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford.

Jeremy’s scholarly work at Hoover focused on energy and environmental policy, with an emphasis on energy security, climate policy, energy innovation and global fuel markets.

Jeremy is the author or editor of several books, including Powering the Armed Forces (with Admiral Gary Roughead), Assessing the Role of Distributed Power Systems in the US Power Sector and most recently, Keeping the Lights on at America’s Nuclear Power Plants, which drew praise from luminaries including Nobel-Prize Winner Burton Richter and former Deputy Secretary of Defense John Hamre. His work has appeared in numerous academic professional journals.

His political writing and commentary has been featured in the New York TimesWall 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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Fix Climate Policy With Economics, Not Lawyers

by Jeremy Carl mentioning George P. Shultz, Martin Feldsteinvia National Review
Friday, May 31, 2019

Last week BP and Shell both pledged support for the Climate Leadership Council’s (CLC) proposal for a revenue-neutral “carbon fee and dividend” plan, under which extractors of carbon-based fuels would be charged a fee, and all of the money collected would be distributed to the public as a dividend. While conservatives have a wide variety of views on how, or even whether, to address climate policy, this initiative is perhaps the most genuinely bipartisan attempt so far to move forward on a famously contentious issue.

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Cutting The Fat Tail Of Climate Risk: Carbon Backstop Technologies As A Climate Insurance Policy

by Jeremy Carl, David Fedorvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, May 20, 2019

A variety of promising technologies that might be considered “carbon backstops” are now emerging. Such technologies would be impactful in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, scalable, and available for rapid deployment—but too expensive to justify broad deployment today. 

White Liberals and the Cult of Ethnic Sado-Narcissism

by Jeremy Carlvia American Greatness
Sunday, March 31, 2019

When Jussie Smollett’s hate hoax collapsed spectacularly a few weeks back, after being publicized incessantly by Hollywood celebrities and the mainstream media, the most penetrating take came from journalist Andy Ngo. “Jussie Smollett’s hoax is symptomatic of America’s illness,” Ngo wrote—a combination he attributed to the rise of victimhood culture fueled in significant part by increasing group conflict.


Jeremy Carl - Is Today's Supreme Court Win A Sign That We May See Real Immigration Reform In America?

interview with Jeremy Carlvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jeremy Carl discusses immigration reform.

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The Kavanaughing Of Neomi Rao

by Jeremy Carlvia The National Review
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Rao is an outstanding nominee who, like many other conservatives, is not being attacked for her faults, but for her virtues.

‘Don’t Be Evil’ Axis: Google Blacklisting Conservative Search Results

by Jeremy Carl
Thursday, January 24, 2019

A recent bombshell report from Breitbart’s Allum Bokhari, based on leaked internal corporate discussions, provides what a Google employee called a “smoking gun” regarding Google’s political bias—and how Google has deceived the public about how it handles user searches.

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Why We Need Anti-Censorship Legislation For Social Media, Stat

by Jeremy Carlvia The Federalist
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Social media companies got rich with legal protections as platforms, only to turn around and behave like publishers when conservatives started using their publishing services.

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Midterms Show Dems The Party Of The Elite, Not The Middle Class

by Jeremy Carlvia The Hill
Sunday, November 18, 2018

In 2004, liberal journalist and political scientist Thomas Frank caused a stir with his book, "What’s the Matter with Kansas," a broadside against the natives of his home state and their lurch to the right that Frank perceived to be against their economic interests.

Don’t Give In To The Left’s Moral Blackmail

by Jeremy Carl
Friday, November 9, 2018

A statement posted on social media by Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooter shows what he shares in common with 99 percent of the members of the “mainstream” media: “For the record I did not vote for him [Trump] nor have I owned, worn or even touched a MAGA hat.” Yet while the president, like most Republicans, specifically indicated he would be happy to see the shooter get the death penalty for his crimes, few Democrats would agree. 

Mind The Marriage Gap: Voters Split On Kavanaugh By Marital Status, Not Gender

by Jeremy Carl
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

It is ironic that the author of one of the most unhinged rants of the entire sad Kavanaugh spectacle nonetheless stumbled on a central insight that has been missing from the overwhelming majority of media discussions of Kavanaugh. In Alexis Grenell’s extended tantrum in the New York Times, directed against white women, she acknowledged what the data show clearly: The anti-Kavanaugh campaign was not really about men versus women.