Unilateral Action to Make a Global Difference (AHEAD)
California and Germany are frontrunners in environmental and climate policy with influence beyond their borders, affecting other jurisdictions as well as their federal systems, the European Union and the United States. This project involves partners in Germany and US to identify lessons from this experience.
Report — Apr 23, 2019
The Response of Market and Policy Design to Increasing Shares of Renewables in California and Germany
Read about lessons learned from two leading jurisdictions in transforming electricity systems to accommodate the integration of renewables.
Report — Oct 17, 2018
Five Myths About a European Union Emissions Trading System Carbon Price Floor
This paper summarizes and confronts five popular arguments against introducing an EU ETS carbon price floor.
Journal Article — Sep 28, 2018
Sequencing to Ratchet Up Climate Policy Stringency
This report develops a conceptual model of policy sequencing rooted in climate economics and political science as a pathway to achieving the aspirations of the Paris climate agreement. The ideas are illustrated with examples from Germany and California.