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5/9/17

Evidence of a Decline in Electricity Use by U.S. Households

Lucas Davis in The Energy Collective

4/20/17

Coming Together for a Day of Service and Activism

Chris Knittel in MIT News

4/19/17

Proving the Negative: The Challenge of Calculating Energy Efficiency

Catherine Wolfram in Environmental Defense Fund Blog

4/7/17

“America First” Doesn’t Cut It When Fighting Global Warming

Michael Greenstone and Cass Sunstein in OnEarth Magazine

4/6/17

Study Finds DOE Grant Program's Costs Exceed Benefits

Hunt Allcott, Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone and Catherine Wolfram in E&E News

4/4/17

What Financial Markets Can Teach Us About Managing Climate Risks

Michael Greenstone (author) in The New York Times

3/30/17

A Second Climate Change Skeptic Is Leaving the EPA and Will Return to Heritage

Michael Greenstone and Cass Sunstein in The Washington Post

3/30/17

President Trump Takes on the Social Cost of Carbon

Michael Greenstone in Forbes

3/29/17

Philly's $1 Billion Green Jobs Plan Slowly Taking Shape

Catherine Wolfram in Newsworks

3/29/17

The Trump EPA: A Dramatic Shift from the Obama Era

Michael Greenstone in Fox News

3/28/17

Can President Trump Really Bring Back Coal Jobs? The Verdict is Mixed

Christopher Knittel in News Channel Nebraska

3/28/17

A Cap-And-Trade System for Vehicle Emissions?

Michael Greenstone and Cass Sunstein in E&E News

3/21/17

Fuel Efficiency: A Tale of Two Standards

Maximilian Auffhammer (author) and Christopher Knittel in The Energy Collective

3/20/17

The Trump Budget's Bizarre Move to Cut the Weatherization of Homes

Meredith Fowlie in The Washington Post

3/15/17

Trump Using Detroit as Stage for Loosening Obama's Fuel Economy Rules

Richard Newell and Robert Stavins in The New York Times

3/13/17

What Counts as Success in Energy Efficiency Programs?

Catherine Wolfram (author) in Energy Institute at Haas

3/13/17

Can the Golden State Go 100% Green?

Severin Borenstein in Environment & Energy News

3/9/17

Warming Signs: Climate Change May Cost Us Everything

Michael Greenstone and Cass Sunstein in Paste Magazine

3/4/17

Latest in Climate Change Debate: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Michael Greenstone in The Houston Chronicle

3/2/17

Grudges and Kludges: Too Much Federal Regulation has Piled Up in America

Michael Greenstone and Cass Sunstein in The Economist

2/22/17

Toppling Energy Illusions

Michael Greenstone, Chris Knittel and Catherine Wolfram in MIT Technology Review

2/21/17

USA Expert Focus on Universal Energy Security

Michael Greenstone in New Indian Express

2/20/17

Supply of Green Energy at Affordable Cost is a Challenge: Greenstone

Michael Greenstone in New Indian Express

2/15/17

Fracking Counties Experience More Prosperity and Violent Crime, Study Says

Michael Greenstone, Chris Knittel and George Schultz in The Pennsylvania Record

1/24/17

Reform Advocates See Worrying Hole in Trump Team

Michael Greenstone and Cass Sunstein in Energy & Environment News

1/19/17

Do Regulations Really Kill Jobs?

Michael Greenstone in The Atlantic

1/17/17

Report: Pollution Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

Michael Greenstone in Chicago Tonight

1/11/17

Will Trump’s Climate Team Accept Any ‘Social Cost of Carbon’?

Michael Greenstone and Cass Sunstein in ProPublica

1/9/17

Commentary: Incandescent Light Bulbs Need to Go in Trash Today

Severin Borenstein in East Bay Times

1/3/17

US Fracking Shown to Benefit Local Households

Michael Greenstone in Financial Times

12/22/16

The Coming Battle Between Economists and the Trump Team Over the True Cost of Climate Change

Michael Greenstone and Cass Sunstein in the Washington Post

12/22/16

Study Suggests Hydraulic Fracturing Boosts Local Economies

Michael Greenstone and Chris Knittel in UChicago News

12/22/16

Overall, Fracking Benefits Nearby Communities, Study Finds

Chris Knittel in the Houston Chronicle

12/20/16

10 Charts That Tell The Story Of Energy In 2016

Michael Greenstone, Chris Knittel and Koichiro Ito in Forbes

12/18/16

Policy Uncertainty Discourages Innovation and Hurts the Environment

Lucas Davis (author) and Chris Knittel in The Conversation

12/15/16

How Climate Rules Might Fade Away

Michael Greenstone in Bloomberg

12/15/16

Donald Trump Should Know: This Is What Climate Change Costs Us

Michael Greenstone (author) and Cass Sunstein (author) in The New York Times

12/15/16

Regulation Continues to Increase Car Prices

Meredith Fowlie in The Heritage Foundation

12/12/16

Trump’s Secret Weapon to Reverse Obama on Climate

Michael Greenstone in Bloomberg

12/5/16

Prof. Michael Greenstone to Lead Becker Friedman Institute

Michael Greenstone in UChicago News

11/30/16

Nudging Away from Personal Choice

Hunt Allcott, Lucas Davis, and Michael Greenstone in Reg Blog

11/28/16

How Utilities Can Become Efficiency Innovators

Maximilian Auffhammer in Greentech Media

11/26/16

The Coming Revolution in Transport

Michael Greenstone and Christopher Knittel in The Economist

11/16/16

The Future of Clean Energy under Trump

Christopher Knittel in Albuquerque Journal

11/12/16

Washington Rejects Carbon Tax, but Backers Are Undeterred

Christopher Knittel in ABC News

11/11/16

Climate Policy in a Time of Denial

Michael Greenstone in The National Law Journal

11/8/16

U.S. Presidential Election: The Future Is at Stake

Michael Greenstone in The Energy Collective

10/26/16

India’s Air-Conditioning and Climate Change Quandary

Michael Greenstone (author) in The New York Times

10/17/16

Why are Greens Opposing a Carbon Tax?

Chris Knittel in Environment & Energy Publishing

10/11/16

Fighting Pollution in the World’s Pollution Capitals

Michael Greenstone in UChicago News

10/07/16

Legal Challenge To Clean Power Plan Will Have Global Ramifications

Chris Knittel (author) in Huffington Post

09/20/16

New Research Discovers Vast Impact on Lifespan from China's Pollution

Michael Greenstone in Delmarva Public Radio

09/20/16

Americans Want to Combat Climate Change. But How Much Will They Pay?

Michael Greenstone in The Christian Science Monitor

09/20/16

Americans Divided about Paying to Stop Climate Change

Michael Greenstone in Yahoo Finance

09/19/16

Learning to Fly: How Technology Can Help Solve the 'Duck Curve'

Meredith Fowlie in Midwest Energy News

09/15/16

Americans are Willing to Pay to Fight Climate Change

Michael Greenstone in Think Progress

09/15/16

Americans Appear Willing to Pay for a Carbon Tax Policy

Michael Greenstone in The New York Times

09/14/16

More than 80% of Americans Support U.S. Climate Goals

Michael Greenstone in Climate Wire

09/14/16

How Much Will Americans Pay to Battle Climate Change? Not Much

Michael Greenstone in The Wall Street Journal

09/11/16

Everybody Cheats on Diesel Emissions Tests

James Sallee in Gas2

08/12/16

A Court Ruling that Could Save the Planet

Cass Sunstein (author) in Bloomberg

08/11/16

Natural Gas Appears to Work Best when Wind, Solar Power Lags

Chris Knittel in Santa Fe, New Mexican

08/10/16

‘Cheaper’ Energy Still Unaffordable to Rural Households

Catherine Wolfram in The Star, Kenya

08/07/16

Study: Electric Vehicles Don’t Have a Chance Unless Oil Prices Increase 1,000 Percent

Michael Greenstone and Chris Knittel in BOE Report

08/01/16

Evaluating Evaluations – Energy Efficiency in California

The E2e Project in The Energy Institute Blog

07/26/16

Fossil Fuels Have Had an Aeon’s Head Start

Lucas Davis, Michael Greenstone, and Chris Knittel in Financial Times

07/21/16

How Markets Can Help Us Adapt to Climate Change

Michael Greenstone in The New York Times

07/15/16

Stopping the Public Coal Swindle

Michael Greenstone in NPR - Living on Earth

07/08/16

A Lifetime Later, a Smog Attack's Full Cost is Seen

Michael Greenstone in NPR — Marketplace

07/07/16

Economic Medicine for Lifelong Health

Michael Greenstone in Huffington Post

07/05/16

California's Duck Curve has Arrived Earlier Than Expected

Meredith Fowlie in Renew Economy

06/28/16

Mexico, Canada, U.S. to Make Clean Power Pledge

Robert Stavins in Climate Central

06/23/16

White House: Raising Federal Royalties will Save GHGs

Michael Greenstone in E&E - Climate Wire

06/12/16

So, Let's Talk Green: Cool Homes, Hot Planet

Lucas Davis in Deccan Chronicle

05/12/16

Europe Trails U.S. in Cutting Air Pollution, W.H.O Says

Michael Greenstone in The New York Times

05/09/16

Energy Research Makes Long-term Impact

Michael Greenstone in The University of Chicago

04/13/16

Electricity: The Lights Come on Slowly

Catherine Wolfram in The Africa Report

04/04/16

Why Does the Media Ignore Grid-Scale Solar?

Catherine Wolfram (author) in The Energy Institute Blog

04/03/16

Alarmists Won't Like It, but Fossil Fuel Supply is Abundant

Michael Greenstone & Christopher Knittel in The Oklahoman

03/28/16

Overlooked Tool to Fight Climate Change: A Tweak in Fuel Standards

Michael Greenstone (author) in The New York Times

03/24/16

As Electric Cars Stall, A Move To Greener Trucks and Buses

Christopher Knittel and James Sallee in Yale Environment 360

03/18/16

Can You Grow the Economy Without Adding Pollution?

Michael Greenstone in Marketplace

03/14/16

A Questionable Future for Electric Vehicles

Christopher Knittel & Michael Greenstone in e21 (Manhattan Institute for Policy Research)

03/10/16

Prime Minister Trudeau Hints at Bold Climate Steps for Canada after Paris

Christopher Knittel in Energy Priorities

03/04/16

We Can't Rely On Market Forces Alone To Fix Climate Change

Christopher Knittel & Michael Greenstone in FastCo

03/01/16

Does a Carbon Tax Work? Ask British Columbia

Christopher Knittel & Michael Greenstone in The New York Times

02/25/16

Power to the Powerless

Michael Greenstone in The Economist

02/24/16

Will We Ever Stop Using Fossil Fuels?

Michael Greenstone and Chris Knittel in MIT News and Clean Technica

02/14/16

How Much Electricity Does a Bottle of Beer Take? Israeli Start-up Lightapp Knows

Michael Greenstone, Chris Knittel, and Catherine Wolfram in Times of Israel

02/10/16

Experts Expressed Cautious Optimism for New Climate Deal

Michael Greenstone in Medill Reports

01/27/16

How Do We Define Climate Pollution's Cost to Society?

Michael Greenstone in High Country News

01/24/16

The Economics of Delhi's Odd-Even Policy

Michael Greenstone in Mint

01/23/16

Begin with a Rigorous Study

Michael Greenstone & Nicholas Ryan in The Indian Express

01/19/16

Yes, Delhi, It Worked

Michael Greenstone in The Indian Express

01/18/16

Even Talking About Reducing Drug Prices Can Reduce Drug Prices

Catherine Wolfram in The New York Times

01/01/16

Nevada Makes Rooftop Solar Less Attractive

Catherine Wolfram in Marketplace

12/16/15

After Paris Climate Talks, US Still Far from a Clean Energy Revolution, Green Jobs Boom

Michael Greenstone in International Business Times

12/01/15

India, Still Poor, Insists on its Full Serving of Energy

Michael Greenstone in Marketplace

12/01/15

Imagining a World Without Growth

Michael Greenstone in The New York Times

12/01/15

There’s a Formula for Deciding When to Extract Fossil Fuels

Michael Greenstone in The New York Times

12/01/15

New Delhi: Govt Wants Ideas to Clean up City Air

Michael Greenstone in The Economic Times

11/30/15

Good Energy Books for 2015

Catherine Wolfram in The Berkeley Blog

11/23/15

Vehicle Emissions Testing Where the Rubber Hits the Road

Meredith Fowlie in The Energy Institute Blog

11/22/15

The Looming Battle for Clean Data

Maximilian Auffhammer and Lucas Davis in The Boston Globe

11/19/15

Prof. Severin Borenstein Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Severin Borenstein in UC Berkeley News

11/11/15

On the Keystone Pipeline, President Obama Missed an Opportunity

Michael Greenstone in The Wall Street Journal

11/10/15

Carbon Taxes Circle the Ballot in Several States

Christopher Knittel in Santa Fe New Mexican

11/05/15

Massachusetts Takes Steps Against Climate Change

Christopher Knittel in Wicked Local

11/03/15

How About Showing Some Intolerance?

Michael Greenstone in The Economic Times

11/03/15

RIP Incandescent Light Bulbs?

Catherine Wolfram (author) in Energy Collective

10/21/15

The Countries Where Global Warming Will Shrink Bank Accounts

Michael Greenstone in PBS Newshour

10/14/15

Why Natural Gas is Catching Up to Coal in Powering U.S. Homes

Chris Knittel in The Washington Post

10/09/15

Prices, Prices, Prices (As Opposed to Moral Rhetoric)

Michael Greenstone in Star Tribune

10/06/15

For Government that Works, Call in the Auditors

Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone and Catherine Wolfram in The New York Times

10/06/15

Are the Benefits to the Weatherization Assistance Program's Energy Efficiency Investments Four Times the Costs?

Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone and Catherine Wolfram in The Energy Institute Blog

09/29/15

How Many Deaths Did Volkswagen’s Deception Cause in the U.S.?

Michael Greenstone in The New York Times

09/25/15

Insuring Farmers to Fight Drought

Michael Greenstone in Financial Express

09/24/15

The Connection Between Cleaner Air and Longer Lives

Michael Greenstone in The New York Times

09/24/15

The Wealthiest Households Claim 90% of Tax Credits for Buying Electric Cars

Severin Borenstein and Lucas Davis in The Wall Street Journal

09/24/15

Chris Knittel of MIT on Hillary's Opposition of Keystone

Chris Knittel in the Boston.com Morning Show

09/21/15

VW’s Deepwater Horizon?

Maximilian Auffhammer and Michael Greenstone in The Energy Institute Blog

09/14/15

Are We Too Fixated on Rural Electrification?

Catherine Wolfram in The Energy Institute Blog

09/14/15

Network Power: Faculty and Alumni Win $5M Energy-Efficiency Grant

Catherine Wolfram in BerkeleyHaas Magazine

09/08/15

Are We Over Air-Conditioned?

Meredith Fowlie in The Energy Institute Blog

08/25/15

Opinion: Notley Cheers Oilsands as She Plans Future Without it

The E2e Project in The Vancouver Sun

08/13/15

Economists, Advocates Square Off Over Efficiency

Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone and Catherine Wolfram in E & E Publishing

08/10/15

If Someone Replaced Your Car with a Prius, Would You Drive More?

Catherine Wolfram and Steve Puller in The Energy Institute Blog

08/05/15

Debating the Nanny State

Hunt Allcott and Cass Sunstein in The Hill

08/04/15

Obama Builds Legacy on Climate Change with EPA Clean Power Plan

Michael Greenstone in The Conversation

07/16/15

U.S. Making Major Gains in Energy Efficiency

Meredith Fowlie in CBS News

07/16/15

Can Fuel-Economy Standards Save the Climate?

Koichiro Ito in The Economist

07/13/15

Growth in the ‘Gig Economy’ Fuels Work Force Anxieties

Michael Greenstone in The New York Times

07/09/15

Two Weeks On, a "WAP-Up" on that E2e Weatherization Study

Michael Greenstone, Catherine Wolfram, Meredith Fowlie, and Sebastién Houde in NRDC Blog

07/08/15

New DOE Rules on Home Furnaces Could See Savings Go Up in Smoke

Michael Greenstone and Hunt Allcott in Watchdog

07/08/15

Solving the Energy Efficiency Quandary

Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone and Catherine Wolfram in MIT Technology Review

07/07/15

Do Residential Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver?

Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone and Catherine Wolfram in The Energy Institute Blog

06/30/15

Is Uncle Sam Baking The Books On Energy Efficiency?

Michael Greenstone, Catherine Wolfram, and Meredith Fowlie in Forbes

06/30/15

Does Home Weatherization Pay for Itself?

Michael Greenstone, Catherine Wolfram, and Meredith Fowlie in On Earth

06/16/15

When is an Energy Efficiency Offer Too Good to Turn Down?

Catherine Wolfram & E2e in GreenBiz

06/15/15

Is the U.S. Investing Enough in Electricity Grid Reliability?

Catherine Wolfram in The Energy Institute Blog

06/05/15

Mumbai Sees a Rise in TB Cases on Poor Air Quality

Michael Greenstone in DNA India

06/03/15

Most States on Track to Meet Clean Power Plan 2020 Benchmarks

Susan Tierney in Union of Concerned Scientists

06/02/15

Assessing the Energy-Efficiency Gap

Robert Stavins in The Huffington Post

05/28/15

Obama’s Climate Contradiction

Michael Greenstone in The Washington Post

05/22/15

Rising Aircon Use to Increase Energy Costs in Developing World

Lucas Davis in Science and Development Network

05/13/15

Utility Companies Start Hawking Appliances

Catherine Wolfram in The Guardian

05/09/15

As Green Delhi Turns Grey

Michael Greenstone in Economic & Political Weekly

04/20/15

Building Codes That Work

Maximilian Auffhammer in The Energy Institute Blog

04/16/15

The Extremes of Climate Change Possibility

Michael Greenstone in The Huffington Post

04/15/15

The Risk of Inaction

Daniel Yates in Harvard Magazine

04/13/15

Energy Tourism: The Tesla Taxi in Oslo

Catherine Wolfram in The Energy Institute Blog

04/13/15

Make the Polluter Pay

Michael Greenstone and Nicholas Ryan in Indian Express

04/10/15

State Efforts to Implement Climate Legislation

Michael Greenstone in The New Republic (video)

04/09/15

How Hot Would It Get If We Burned All Our Fossil Fuels?

Michael Greenstone in EcoWatch

03/31/15

Air Pollution: We Haven’t Seen the Stars in a While

Michael Greenstone in The Hindustan Times

03/25/15

Time-Varying Electricity Pricing

Catherine Wolfram in Energy Manager Today

03/02/15

Why Did Apple Pay So Much for 130 Megawatts of PV From First Solar?

Catherine Wolfram in Greentech Media

02/24/15

Does Obama’s Keystone Veto Matter?

Christopher Knittel in MIT Technology Review

02/20/15

3 Reasons Why Americans Should Be Cautious of $2 Gas Prices

Christopher Knittel in the Huffington Post

02/18/15

This Time Is Different: Why Optimism About a 2015 Climate Change Agreement is Growing

Michael Greenstone in U.S. News and World Report

02/13/15

Surprisingly, a Voluntary Climate Treaty Could Actually Work

Michael Greenstone in The New York Times

02/09/15

Talking Like Grownups About Climate Change

Cass Sunstein in Bloomberg

02/07/15

Air Pollution in India: Breathe Uneasy

Michael Greenstone in The Economist

02/06/15

India v. China: Airpocalypse

Michael Greenstone in The Economist

01/30/15

The Future of Energy and Climate Change in Emerging Economies

Michael Greenstone in UChicago News

01/29/15

Indian State Adopts Environmental Audit Reforms After Study Shows They Reduce Pollution

Michael Greenstone, Nick Ryan in UChicago News, J-PAL News

01/29/15

Why 50 Million Smart Meters Still Haven’t Fixed America’s Energy Habits

Katrina Jessoe, David Rapson, and Sebastien Houde in Washington Post

01/28/15

Oil Price Drop May Threaten to Undercut Obama's Clean Energy Legacy

Michael Greenstone in Auto News, Auto World News

01/26/15

Can Mammograms Teach Us Something Useful about Energy Efficiency?

Catherine Wolfram in Energy Institute Blog

01/24/15

Obama and Modi Talk Climate in World’s most Polluted City

Michael Greenstone in McClatchyDC

01/20/15

Raising the Gas Tax Isn’t about Politics, It’s about Economics

Michael Greenstone in The Hill (Blog)

01/18/15

Label’s ‘Cost to Run’ May Be Way Off

Lucas Davis in The Columbus Dispatch

01/14/15

An App That's Changing Utility Customers' Behavior

Hunt Allcott in Penn Energy

01/12/15

Energy Efficiency is a Tough Sell- Even When it is “Free”!

Meredith Fowlie in Energy Institute Blog

01/08/15

Want People to Save Energy? Just Ask Nicely. (It Works)

Koichiro Ito in Washington Post

01/05/15

Does Immigration Harm Working Americans?

Michael Greenstone in The Atlantic

01/05/15

Are Low Oil Prices an Opening for a Carbon Tax?

Michael Greenstone in Marketplace

01/02/15

Why Gas Feels Cheap - and Why It's Not, Historically Speaking

Chris Knittel in The Wall Street Journal