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

Dr. Brown on stage receiving the Charles Percy Award
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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....

Atlanta is Committed to 100% Clean Energy by 2035

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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

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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 ​​

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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
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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.