Friday, March 02, 2012

Economics of Clean Energy

Dr Adele Morris, Policy Director, Climate and Energy Economics Project, Brookings Institution, USA will speak on "Clean energy technology policy: The economics of why and how" at the Australian National University in Canberra, 5:30pm 13 March 2012.

Clean energy technology policy: The economics of why and how

Tuesday 13 March 2012
5.30 – 6.30pm, followed by light refreshments

Weston Theatre
JG Crawford Building #132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Dr Adele Morris
Policy Director, Climate and Energy Economics Project, Brookings Institution, USA

This lecture is free and open to the public
Registration (required):
T: (02) 6125 7067 E: W:

One rationale for large public investments in clean energy technology points to concerns that have not been addressed by other policies, most notably greenhouse gas emissions and energy security. Another inspiration for clean energy policy suggests that strategic government investments would increase domestic firms’ market share of a growing industry and thus help domestic firms and workers. This lecture examines the economic case for clean energy policy in the United States and outlines the strategies most likely to produce long run net benefits.

Adele Morris is a fellow and policy director for Climate and Energy Economics at the Brookings Institution. Her expertise and interests include the economics of policies related to climate change, energy, natural resources, and public finance.

She joined Brookings in July 2008 from the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) of the US Congress, where she spent a year as a Senior Economist covering energy and climate issues.

Before the JEC, Adele served nine years with the US Treasury Department as its chief natural resource economist, working on climate, energy, agriculture, and radio spectrum issues. On assignment to the US Department of State in 2000, she was the lead US negotiator on land use and forestry issues in the international climate change treaty process. Prior to joining the Treasury, she served as the senior economist for environmental affairs at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during the development of the Kyoto Protocol. She began her career at the Office of Management and Budget, where she conducted regulatory oversight of agriculture and natural resource agencies. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University, an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Utah, and a B.A. from Rice University.

This public lecture is presented by the Research School of Economics in partnership with the HC Coombs Policy Forum at the Crawford School at ANU.

This event is supported by the Australian National Institute of Public Policy with funding from the Australian Government under the 'Enhancing Public Policy Initiative'.

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