Green Power Pools and Electricity Pricing: Practical Ways Out of the UK Energy Crisis
Nov 15, 2022
The current energy market structures, including the short-run-marginal-price-on-all nature of the current wholesale market, are not fit for a transition to a renewables-dominated system.
Separating electricity from gas prices through Green Power Pools: Design options and evolution
Moving away from fossil fuels, towards a system with a far greater contribution from variable renewables, means that the current system is not fit for purpose.
Electricity Markets, Climate Change, and the European Energy Crisis
Sep 5, 2022
Price inflation, marginal cost pricing, and principles for electricity market redesign in an era of low-carbon transition
A Sobering View of High Fuel Prices, Green Energy, and Biden’s Plans to Help Europe
Apr 6, 2022
Veteran researcher sheds light on what’s going on, how long the pain might last, and possible paths forward.
Carbon Taxes: A Good Idea But Can They Be Effective?
Jun 28, 2021
A global carbon tax alone will not be enough to significantly reduce CO2 emissions
Carbon Pricing Isn’t Effective at Reducing CO2 Emissions
May 10, 2021
And electric vehicles don’t do a lot better
Cold Truth: The Texas Freeze is a Catastrophe of the Free Market
Feb 18, 2021
Texas’s electricity market “reforms” made the current crisis inevitable
The EU’s Green Deal: Bismarck’s ‘What Is Possible’ versus Thunberg’s ‘What Is Imperative’ in the Age of Covid-19
Apr 1, 2020
What ails the EU Green Deal is exactly what troubles the Union in general — an absence of social democracy at work
Working Paper Series
The EU’s Green Deal: Bismarck’s ‘What Is Possible’ Versus Thunberg’s ‘What Is Imperative’
This paper considers the ambition, scale, substance and strategy of the European Union’s Green Deal
A Plan for Earth’s Survival that Can Survive U.S. Politics?
Jul 30, 2019
Economist James K. Boyce explains how to fight climate change and rising income inequality in one shot
Keeping the Oil in the Soil
Jul 22, 2019
The central goal of any serious climate policy is to keep fossil fuels in the ground. The central question is how.
The Right to Energy & Carbon Tax: A Game Changer in India
Jun 10, 2019
How free electricity could fight climate change and inequality
Commission on Global Economic Transformation
Chaired by Nobel laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Michael Spence, INET has assembled a global team of leaders and scholars calling for new thinking & new rules for the world economy
The Inconvenient Truth about Climate Change and the Economy
Dec 5, 2018
The new IPCC Report is overly optimistic about global productivity growth and fossil fuel energy use. More dramatic, immediate action is needed
What Role Should Economists Play in Climate Policy?
May 30, 2018
Economist James K. Boyce argues that the distribution of carbon tax revenue is just as important as the price itself