Georgia Climate Project featured on WABE “Closer Look with Rose Scott”

Interview Panel including Dr. Brown,

Dr. Marilyn Brown, founder of Georgia Climate Project at Georgia Tech shares the Georgia Drawdown project's carbon neutrality strategy. Listen to the interview at (minute 32 begin Dr. Brown's comments). Dr. Brown promotes the science of climate change and the exciting partnerships developing to shift policy.

Alliance to Save Energy's Charles Percy Award for Public Service

Dr. Brown on stage receiving the Charles Percy Award

The Alliance to Save Energy named Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy Regents’ and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems Marilyn Brown as a recipient of the 2019 Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service. The award was presented to five "leaders who helped envision utility energy efficiency programs, building the tools to engage customers to become part of the energy resource mix....

2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge at NREL


A Georgia Tech team won first place for its net-zero energy, urban single-family home at the 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge at NREL! Partnered with the Grove Park Foundation and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to make it affordable. 

The Georgia Tech team was led by Tyler Pilet, Ph.D. in Architecture student with a focus area in high performance building (HPB). “Our team designed a community-driven, low cost, net-zero home in Grove Park,” said Pilet. 

Atlanta is Committed to 100% Clean Energy by 2035


100% Clean Energy - Matt CoxAfter more than two years of deliberation, last week the City of Atlanta officially adopted a plan to transition to 100% clean energy by 2035. 

Georgia Tech hosted the first town hall meeting on the goal, and Matt Cox (a Georgia Tech alum and a PhD from the Climate and Energy Policy) and his team from the Greenlink Group spearheaded the analytical support for the goal. Above is a photo of Matt after making remarks at the final city council vote. 

20-20 Foresight: Scenarios for a Clean Energy Future


Scenarios for a Clean Energy FutureTaxing carbon to account for its environmental and human health damages is the efficient way to cut CO2 emissions. And that’s what most economists are advocating. But progressives appear to prefer the government mandates embedded in the Green New Deal. Both approaches (and others) could probably be made to work…the problem is that we don’t have a majority supporting any single policy intervention. This could cause an enduring stalemate at a time when delayed action is so costly.

Green New Deal Proposal Overlooks Key Element ​​

The proposal for a “Green New Deal” to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the United States within a decade is a laudable example of climate change leadership. It recognizes that the cost of inaction on climate is great and that rapid change is needed. But it overlooks the role that U.S. energy exports would have in keeping greenhouse gas emissions above sustainable levels. ​​

Ganz Co-Authors Real Clear Policy Article on Carbon Tax

Scott Ganz

Scott Ganz and AEI Resident Fellow Alex Brill recently co-authored an op-ed on Real Clear Policy that examines the economic incidence of a revenue neutral carbon tax across the roughly 3,000 counties in the United States. In their analysis, the revenue associated with a $25 per ton tax is redistributed via a decrease in taxes on wages. Read article.