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Fed Nominees

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

I salute President Biden's nominations for the Federal Reserve Board, especially Sarah Bloom Raskin and Lisa Cook. (Philip Jefferson seems straightforward and uncontroversial, but other than reading a CV I haven't looked that hard.)

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The Libertarian Podcast: Flunking Freshman Year? Grading President Biden’s First Year In Office

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

How well has President Biden handled the economy, Afghanistan, and climate change in his first year in office?

Analysis and Commentary

Accelerating Decarbonization In China And The United States And Promoting Bilateral Collaboration On Climate Change

by Shiran Victoria Shenvia Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

In October 2021, Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford Center at Peking University, and Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center’s China Program partnered with Peking University’s Institute of Energy to organize a series of roundtables intended to promote discussion around how China and the United States can accelerate decarbonization and cooperate with one another to meet their carbon neutrality goals by mid-century.

Analysis and Commentary

Half A Century Of Climate Panic Hasn't Worked. Let's Get Smarter

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Financial Post
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Fifty years of panic clearly haven’t solved climate change. We need a smarter approach that doesn’t scare everyone and focuses on realistic solutions

Analysis and Commentary

Let Environmentalists Bid For Oil Leases

by Dominic Parkervia The Hill
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Only days after the Glasgow Climate Pact called for a phaseout of fossil fuel subsidies, the Biden administration opened auctions for oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico on Nov. 17. Buyers such as Chevron, Anadarko and Exxon bid $191 million for 1.7 million acres at an average price of $112 per acre.

Analysis and Commentary

A Convenient Myth: Climate Risk And The Financial System

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Friday, November 19, 2021

In an October 21 press release, Janet Yellen — Treasury secretary and head of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), the umbrella group that unites all U.S. financial regulators — eloquently summarized a vast program to implement climate policy via financial regulation.

Analysis and Commentary

Opinion: We Need Cheap Green Energy, Not Grandiose Climate Promises

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Financial Post
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

If the rich world wants people in the developing world to cut their emissions, it will have to pay

Analysis and Commentary

World Leaders Need To Unleash Green Innovation At COP26

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Forbes
Friday, November 5, 2021

In their bids to showcase climate leadership at the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow (COP26), leaders of rich nations are once again talking of ambitious carbon reduction targets. President Biden, for example, has reaffirmed his goal of creating “a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and net zero emissions economy by no later than 2050.”

Analysis and Commentary

How To Process China's Underwhelming Climate Pledge

by Shiran Victoria Shenvia The Hill
Friday, November 5, 2021

The most recent United Nations climate report warns that we are running out of time to mitigate the worst effects of manmade climate change. We need to bring greenhouse gas emissions to even lower levels than were agreed upon during the 2015 Paris climate talks. We need accelerated action from individuals, sectors, cities and countries.


US Needs Much Smarter Climate Policy: Bjorn Lomborg

interview with Bjorn Lomborgvia Fox Business
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Bjorn Lomborg talks about Biden's climate commitments.


Energy Policy Task Force

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.