Today’s guest is John Larsen, a Director at Rhodium Group who leads the firm’s US power sector and energy systems research.
John specializes in analysis of national and state clean energy policy and market trends. Previously, John worked for the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis where he served as an electric power policy advisor. Prior to working in government, John led federal and congressional policy analysis in the World Resources Institute’s Climate and Energy Program.
John is a non-resident Senior Associate in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He has lectured at several academic institutions including Johns Hopkins University and Amherst College. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.
In today’s episode, we cover:
Overview of Rhodium Group
The state of the state in US in regards to climate policy, emissions projections, energy makeup looking forwards, and the role of specific technologies and policies
Role of federal vs state government and what we can learn from history that applies looking forwards
Links to topics discussed in this episode:
Rhodium Group: https://rhg.com/
John’s bio: https://rhg.com/team/john-larsen/
Department of Energy: https://www.energy.gov/
Dr. Stephen Chu: https://www.energy.gov/contributors/dr-steven-chu
Ernest J. Moniz: https://www.nti.org/about/leadership-and-staff/ernest-moniz/
Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy: https://energypolicy.columbia.edu/
Francis Rooney: https://francisrooney.house.gov/
Ted Deutch: https://teddeutch.house.gov/
California Low Carbon Fuel Standard: https://ww3.arb.ca.gov/fuels/lcfs/lcfs.htm
Direct air capture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_air_capture
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