Room 1670 Beyster Building
Speaker: Daniel Raimi, Research Specialist: Energy, Technology, Policy and Economics and Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Michigan
Title: U.S. Climate Policy: Current Status and Future Outlook
In the absence of a broad-based price on greenhouse gas emissions, a variety of federal, state, local, and private initiatives have emerged across the United States to address the challenge of climate change. Some of these programs have been in existence for years, while others are still emerging and subject to legal scrutiny. Taken together, these policies represent the United States' 2015 Paris pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.
This seminar will provide an overview of the major policies, discuss their strengths and weaknesses, and examine how they are likely to affect the domestic energy system. It will also place these policies into a global framework and discuss the climate actions of other key nations and regions such as China, the European Union, India, and more.