On the Issues

Each week, we connect the latest environmental and energy economics research to global current events.

Joe and Jill Biden inauguration

Jan. 22, 2021 / On the Issues

Biden Prioritizes Climate after Inauguration, Unpaid Utility Bills Mount Nationwide, and More

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Jan. 15, 2021 / On the Issues

The China-US Climate Relationship, Debate over the World’s Emissions Trajectory, and More


Jan. 8, 2021 / On the Issues

Biden’s Environmental Justice Agenda, Georgia Senate Races Raise Hope for Climate Legislation, and More

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Dec. 18, 2020 / On the Issues

Socioeconomic Disparities in Wildfire Response, Energy Innovation Bill Gains Momentum, and More


Dec. 11, 2020 / On the Issues

Biden’s Clean Air Act Agenda Takes Shape, COVID’s Impact on Conservation, and More

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Dec. 4, 2020 / On the Issues

Biden’s Climate Priorities, Bill Gates on Clean Energy Technologies, and More

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Nov. 20, 2020 / On the Issues

The Evolution of Cost-Benefit Analysis, Fossil Fuel Workers and the Social Safety Net, and More

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Nov. 13, 2020 / On the Issues

United States Leaves Paris Agreement, Biden’s Influence on Corporate Environmental Commitments, and More

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Nov. 6, 2020 / On the Issues

Vote Counting Continues in Historic Election, Habitat Loss Influences Pandemics, and More


Oct. 30, 2020 / On the Issues

Climate Change Attitudes in US States, Supreme Court’s Influence on Climate Legislation, and More


Oct. 23, 2020 / On the Issues

Barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption, Carbon Border Adjustment Idea Gains Traction, and More


Oct. 16, 2020 / On the Issues

Amy Coney Barrett’s Views on Environmental Policy, Partisan Divides on Climate Change, and More


Oct. 9, 2020 / On the Issues

Energy Innovation Package Stalled in the Senate, China’s Clean Energy Future, and More


Oct. 2, 2020 / On the Issues

New Fire Evacuations in California, Companies Call on US Government to Lead on Climate, and More


Sept. 25, 2020 / On the Issues

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Environmental Legacy, Green Stimulus Policies Favored by Most Americans, and More


Sept. 18, 2020 / On the Issues

Biden’s Push to End New Fossil Fuel Leases on Federal Lands, New Corporate Environmental Commitments, and More


Sept. 11, 2020 / On the Issues

Historic Heat in California, New Government Report on the Financial Risks of Climate Change, and More


Sept. 4, 2020 / On the Issues

Natural Disasters Shape Public Opinion on Climate, Fighting Fires amid COVID-19, and More


Aug. 28, 2020 / On the Issues

Surveying American Opinion on Climate Change, Speeding Electric Vehicle Deployment, and More


Aug. 21, 2020 / On the Issues

New Methane Rollback Announced by EPA, Environmental Justice in Household Energy Use, and More


Aug. 14, 2020 / On the Issues

Top Senate Democrat Unveils Carbon Pricing Bill, States Plan Just Transition, and More