Environment

What Will It Take for the Electric Vehicle Transition to Hit the Gas?

What Will It Take for the Electric Vehicle Transition to Hit the Gas?

Penn Program on Regulation panel highlights policy options for accelerating the transition to electric vehicles.

New York Clean Energy Goals Finally Show Promise

New York Clean Energy Goals Finally Show Promise

Modifications to New York State’s clean energy laws cleaned up the New York City grid.

How Factory Farming Could Cause the Next COVID-19

How Factory Farming Could Cause the Next COVID-19

The CDC should recommend agricultural reforms to reduce pandemic risks caused by factory farms.

Stock Markets Fail to Punish Firms that Cause Harm

Stock Markets Fail to Punish Firms that Cause Harm

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill shows that market incentives alone do not guarantee sufficient safety and environmental measures.

Avoiding Unduly Concentrated Clean Energy Markets

Avoiding Unduly Concentrated Clean Energy Markets

The IRS will need help to avoid unintended adverse effects in implementing the Inflation Reduction Act’s clean energy provisions.

Incorporated Standards in a Federal System

Incorporated Standards in a Federal System

When state and local officials incorporate voluntary codes and standards, they still need to watch out for federal preemption.

Including Tribal Communities in Conservation Efforts

Including Tribal Communities in Conservation Efforts

Authors of recent paper argue that the Bureau of Land Management should heed input from tribes.

Major Questions About Climate Regulation

Major Questions About Climate Regulation

Scholars argue that attacks on the constitutionality of federal climate change regulations distort the major questions doctrine.

Turning a Corner on a Rocky History with ESG

Turning a Corner on a Rocky History with ESG

Scholars argue that the SEC has historically resisted creating ESG disclosures but has recently changed course.

Do Not Blame Us

Do Not Blame Us

Court disregards the Clean Air Act’s clear language in applying the major questions doctrine to curb EPA’s climate authority.

Supreme Court Crushes the United States’ Ability to Mitigate Climate Change

Supreme Court Crushes the United States’ Ability to Mitigate Climate Change

Rejecting EPA’s ability to reshape the coal industry, the Court forecasts invalidating future agency actions.  

A Dangerous, Even if Expected, Opinion on Climate

A Dangerous, Even if Expected, Opinion on Climate

The Supreme Court casts a shadow across the regulatory state in opinion limiting EPA’s ability to fight climate change.