Working Group on Energy and Climate



Climate change poses a pressing challenge for the United States and the world. Yet, political action at both the state and federal level in the U.S. has proven difficult. Federally, climate legislation has been stuck in a polarized stalemate since the failed Waxman-Markey bill in 2009. States have been more willing to take action, despite congressional gridlock. At the state level, lawmakers have enacted key policies, from regional cap and trade programs, to renewable energy mandates and financing for new energy technologies. What strategies seem most effective in expanding laws for reducing carbon emissions in an equitable and efficient way? What is the role of state versus federal energy and climate reforms? What can the U.S. learn from other advanced economies’ experience with carbon pricing and renewable energy policies to date? The Energy and Climate Working Group addresses these questions and makes information on energy policies widely available through briefs, strategy sessions, and public outreach. 


Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara


Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, Boston College
Japan Steel Industry Professor and Associate Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert ‘35 and Helen ‘38 Stafford Professor in Public Policy, Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies, Middlebury College
Assistant Professor in Sociology, University of Texas at Arlington
Associate Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Utah
Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences, Northeastern University
Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Oregon State University
Anton Vonk Professor of Environmental Politics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor of Political Science, University of California Santa Barbara
Assistant Professor of Organization & Management, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity and Sociology; Director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity; and Director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California
Associate Professor and Chair of Social Sciences Department, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lesley University
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Idaho State University
Julis-Rabinowitz Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Political Science, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Director of the Science in the Public Sphere Program, RTI International; Research Professor of Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Adjunct Faculty, Duke University
Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment, Johns Hopkins University
Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington
Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, Dartmouth College
Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability and Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Bard College
Associate Professor of Geography, Syracuse University
Lecturer, School of Economics and Honors College, University of Maine
Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Notre Dame
Professor of Government, Harvard University
Professor of Economics, Evergreen State College
Associate Research Scientist, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
Director, Program for Society and the Environment and Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland
Assistant Professor of Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University; and Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
Senior Research Associate, Resources for the Future; Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy
Professor of Philosophy, University of Maine
Associate Professor of Government and Director of Environmental Studies, Hamilton College
Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Professor and Director, Center for Science and Technology Policy; and Acting Senior Associate Dean, School of Public Policy, George Mason University
Professor and Chair of the Department of Politics and Government, University of Puget Sound
Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assistant Professor, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University
Professor of Sociology, University of New Hampshire
Assistant Professor of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
Professor of Architecture and Director of the Minnesota Design Center, University of Minnesota
Visiting Associate Professor of Law, University of Maine
Regents Professor and Laurence L. and Georgia Ina Dresser Professor of Sociology, Oklahoma State University