Hal Harvey

CEO

Hal Harvey is the CEO of Energy Innovation, a San Francisco-based energy and environmental policy firm. Since its inception in 2012, Energy Innovation has delivered high-quality research and analysis to policymakers around the world and across a range of jurisdictions to help inform their energy policy decisions.

From 1991-2002, Hal served as founder and CEO of the Energy Foundation, a philanthropy supporting policy solutions that advance renewable energy and energy efficiency. He then helped establish Energy Foundation China, the European Climate Foundation, and the Indian Sustainable Energy Foundation. From 2002-2008, he served as Environment Program Director at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Hal has served on energy panels appointed by Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton, and has published two books and dozens of articles on energy and national security issues. He is President of the Board of Directors of the New-Land Foundation, Chairman of the Board of MB Financial Corporation, and Vice Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for Mercator Climate Center. He is also a Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Paulson Institute, in 2016 was awarded the Heinz Award for the Environment, and in 2018 was honored with the United Nation’s Clean Air and Climate Change Award.

Early in his career, Hal designed and built solar homes, and built an electric car for his commute. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University in Engineering, specializing in Energy Planning.

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Works by Hal Harvey

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As PacifiCorp And Other Analyses Point To More Coal Shutdowns, Replacement Questions Rise

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Black Hills Energy Proposes Coal Plant Purchase Amid Ongoing Closures

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Energy Policy Expert Reveals Why And How Oregon Should Do Cap And Trade

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The Truth About These Climate Change Numbers

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Despite The Paris Agreement, CO2 Emissions Are Rising Again

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Plunging Prices Mean Building New Renewable Energy Is Cheaper Than Running Existing Coal

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A Four-Zero Climate Solution On Climate One

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Carbon Pricing Is Key To Fighting Climate Change-But It's No Silver Bullet

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Mobility Insights From Lime, Clean-Energy Policies That Work

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Practical Policy Plans for Solving Climate Change Now

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We Have The Tech To Tackle Climate Change Now–Here Are The Next Steps

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What Made Solar Panels So Cheap? Thank Government Policy.

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Was There A 'Seismic Shift' For Renewables? It's Complicated

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States Lead The Way On Pivotal Shift Toward Renewable Energy After Midterms

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The Impacts Of Global Warming And The Importance Of "Designing Climate Solutions"

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Climate Change Policy Can Be Overwhelming. Here’s A Guide To The Policies That Work.

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The Impacts Of Global Warming And The Importance Of "Designing Climate Solutions"

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Designing Climate Solutions — #CleanTechnica Book Review

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Six Key Ways To Improve Vehicle Efficiency Without Compromising Function

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A Zero-Carbon Grid Is Well Within Reach

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The Ins And Outs Of De-Risking Renewable Energy Investments

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A Four-Zero Climate Solution

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How To Encourage Policies And R&D For Carbon-Reducing Technologies

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Well-Designed Subsidies Boost Electric Vehicle Adoption

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Midterm Elections Are An Opportunity For The Sunshine State To Up Its Renewable Energy Use

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Climate Fwd: What The Midterms Mean For Climate Change

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Perry On The Move

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Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy

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Surprise, You’re Governor! How Will You Fix Climate Change?

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Making Policy

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Strategic Philanthropy: Podcast with Paul Brest and Hal Harvey

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Up All Night with Rhod Sharp

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Climate Solutions With Hal Harvey

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Money Well Spent 2nd Edition Forum: Paul Brest And Hal Harvey Respond

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Shifting Debates: Awards Spotlight Environmental Research With Impact

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Global Climate Action Summit: Innovation at the Nexus of Energy + Transportation

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Designing Climate Solutions for Post-Carbon Cities

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A Clean Power Plan

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Designing Climate Solutions for Post-Carbon Cities

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Introducing HistPhil’s Forum On Money Well Spent

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Miles To Go

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China Should Match California’s Effort To Slow Climate Change

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‘Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan For Smart Philanthropy’ Second Edition By Paul Brest And Hal Harvey

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Climate Group Nominates HFC Mitigation Leaders For Awards

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New State Report On Climate Change With Hal Harvey

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Hip New E-Scooters Drive Cities Into 'Freakout Mode'

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Strategic Philanthropy Reconsidered

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What If Mother Nature Is On The Ballot In 2020?

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Do Nonprofit Organizations And Social Enterprises Deliver Results?

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Is Strategic Philanthropy Heartless?

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Auto Companies Might Like EPA Rollback - But They’ll Pay For It In The Long Run

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Critics Cast Doubt On Trump Administration Auto Safety Claim

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Grants Can Create Dysfunction At Charities. Here’s A Solution.

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Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates: The Toll Of Trump's War On Clean Cars: Billions In Economic Damages

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Big Oil Mum As Trump Admin Preps Clean-Car Rules Rollback

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Are Impact Investors Settling For Too Little Impact?

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Clear Strategy Could Make This The "Century Of Philanthropy" - If It's Money Well Spent

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Listening To Beneficiary Needs And Respecting Grantees

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China’s Carbon Emissions Might Have Peaked, Study Says

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Can Smaller Blocks Bring People To Chenggong?

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Consignment Auctioning of Carbon Allowances in Cap-and-Trade Program Design

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Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates: A Sober Challenge - And A Clear-Eyed Solution - On Climate Change Policy

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Challenging The Tyranny Of The Car In Aspen

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Cars Are Ruining Our Cities

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Working to Build a Clean Energy Economy

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Using Renewable Fuels Key to a Comfortable Future

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Can New Urbanism's "Small Blocks" Change the Current State of Chinese Cities?

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Florida’s Solar Industry Sees Sunny Future Despite Trump Tariffs

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Real-World Strategies to Win On Climate Change

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Going In Reverse On Fuel Efficiency Will Ultimately Hurt Consumers

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Why A Big Utility Is Embracing Wind And Solar

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U.S. Funders Launch $52M Initiative To Cut Chinese HFCs

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Will Self-Driving Cars Usher In A Transportation Utopia or Dystopia?

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Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – China Just Launched The World's Largest Carbon Market. Here's How It Can Succeed.

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China Launches Cap-and-Trade Program To Cut Carbon Emissions

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The China Carbon Market Just Launched, And It's The World's Largest. Here's How It Can Succeed.

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Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – The Real Deal In Abating Climate Change: Four Zeros

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What Delhi Can Learn From Other Cities In The World?

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National Clean Energy Summit Sets The Stage For The Future Of Sustainability

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Governors Push Clean Energy Technology

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Rick Perry’s New Coal Subsidy Could Wreck America’s Power Markets

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This Is California’s Next Step To Lead On Climate Change

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Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – The Future Of Cars And Trucks

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On Energy, Be Careful About Falling In Love

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The IEA Says We're Off Track To Meet Climate Goals. Let's Refocus On The Technologies That Work.

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EPW Democratic Roundtable: “A Historic View of the Clean Air Act"

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Roth: Syria, Nicaragua and Trump’s America

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Gov. Jerry Brown, America's unofficial climate change ambassador in the Trump era, heads to China

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Getting Around: How Urban Transportation And Planning Unlock The Future Of Accessibility

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Economics Are Transitioning America From Coal To Clean

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Obstacles and Opportunities for America’s Clean Energy Future

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Energy Policy and Trump: Hope for California and Our Planet?

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Don't Let Auto Fuel Efficiency Standards Go In Reverse

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Clean Energy Is At The Core Of American Strategic Interests

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Trump: The return of climate denial

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Science and Economics, Not Politics, Will Strand Fossil Fuels

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Hal Harvey - Environment - 21st Heinz Awards event at CMU

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Hal Harvey - Environment - Profile for 21st Heinz Awards

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How to Land on a Low-Carbon Energy Future

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What will happen if America’s president-elect follows through on pledges to tear up environmental laws

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Winning Strategies to Decarbonize the Economy

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Hal Harvey on Why He's a Climate Optimist

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Why a Carbon Tax Alone Isn’t a Miracle Cure for Climate

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Planeación Urbana Sustenable Para la Ciudad de Mexico

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Climate and Energy Policy Solutions for China: Executive Summary

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Smart Energy Policy

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Urban Sustainability

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Power Sector Transformation

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Climate Science and Energy Solutions

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Climate Policy for the Real World

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China's Development and Urbanization: Implications

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Energy Policy and Productive Use of Capital

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Bay Area energy meeting is where climate protection gets real

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Climate: How To Win

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Climate: How to Win

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Opinion: Why I Regret Pushing Strategic Philanthropy

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China’s Green & Smart Opportunity

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The Hidden Consequences of the Oil Crash

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Hal Harvey explains the history of the Clean Air Act and Clean Power Plan

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The Cost of Carbon

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Energy for Tomorrow 2015 - Policy and the Art of the Possible

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The California Climate and Clean Energy Policy Story

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12 Green Guidelines

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Energy Policy Solutions - Keynote by Hal Harvey

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Hal Harvey: Policies to Decarbonize the Economy

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A new business model for the electricity sector

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Hal Harvey: ‘Every Decade we Wait is a Thousand Years of Pain'

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How global energy is getting cleaner

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The Eight Principles for Building People-Friendly Cities

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P4 Pittsburgh Conference: Hal Harvey, Energy Innovation

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The Great Reinvention of the Electric Utility

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Accelerating Carbon Reductions from California's Electricity Sector

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50% California Renewables Possible by 2030 With Smart Choices

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在城市规划中掘金 (The Profit Potential of Getting the Urban Fabric Right)

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Oil Prices Are Dropping. So What?

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Building Codes and Pollution Control

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How to design policies that can save the planet

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The Great Reinvention of the Electric Utility

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Obama's Clean Air Standards: An Economic Bonus?

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What is China Doing About Climate Change? - Hal Harvey

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Understanding Climate Risk with Hal Harvey

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Hal Harvey from Energy Innovation: Current Prospects for a Clean Energy Future

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Unlikely clean tech heroes: lowly thermostats & water heaters

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Climate Extremes Become the Norm

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Carbon-Free Prosperity in California: Policies for Success

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What’s next? Fear and hope: Hal Harvey at TEDxSanDiego 2013

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5 Ways the Fracking Boom Changes Politics

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Can Society Win the Race Against Climate Change?

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Overview: Rethinking Policy to Deliver a Clean Energy Future

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A Tale of Two Countries: Renewable Energy in Germany

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Hal Harvey Presents Fear & Hope: Climate Change and Policy Solutions

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A New Approach to Capabilities Markets: Seeding Solutions for the Future

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Paying for the great urbanization of China

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A Trillion Tons

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Energy Technology Innovation Leadership in the 21st Century

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Getting Cities Right in China

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Renewable Energy Policy Experience: Lessons for Japan

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Policies That Work: How To Build A Low-Emissions Economy

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The Costs of Delay