Inside EPA Features EIRP Working Paper on Clean Energy Standards

Inside EPA, a leading trade publication monitoring environmental policy and the Environmental Protection Agency, published an extensive report on EIRP CEO Samuel Thernstrom’s paper, “Clean Energy Standards: Securing the Future of the Electric Power Sector.” Inside EPA is available at; full text reprinted with permission.

EIRP CEO Samuel Thernstrom Questions Climate Impact of EPA Power Plant Rules

EIRP CEO Samuel Thernstrom argues that the Biden administration’s new EPA power plant rules share fundamental characteristics with Obama administration rules struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court and will likely lose in court as well. In his op-ed, “If EPA’s latest power plant rules seem familiar, don’t get fooled again!,” Thernstrom argues that the Inflation Reduction Act’s tax credits will be insufficient to decarbonize America’s power sector without a clear regulatory (and deregulatory) framework. He concludes that a well-designed clean energy standard would provide an essential complement to the IRA.

Hart Pens Op-ed on U.S. Solar PV Manufacturing for Utility Dive

Writing for Utility Dive, David Hart, professor of public policy at George Mason University and author of “Diversify, Domesticate, and Disrupt: Strengthening America’s Nascent Effort to Build a Resilient and Robust Solar PV Supply Chain,” discusses how the U.S. can improve upon the Inflation Reduction Act to create a stronger solar PV manufacturing policy. The paper is the first in EIRP’s U.S.-Korea Energy Series.

Saunders Explains Why the Climate Risk Disclosure Act Misses the Mark

Saunders Explains Why the Climate Risk Disclosure Act Misses the Mark

Writing for MarketWatch, EIRP President Paul Saunders argues that Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Climate Risk Disclosure Act goes well beyond its name. Rather than protecting investors, the bill attempts to use the Securities and Exchange Commission to establish a price on carbon. That isn’t the …

Paul Saunders: The surprising G20 climate fight with China

EIRP President Paul J. Saunders argues in his recent op-ed that to promote deeper U.S.-China cooperation in combating climate change, advocates must demonstrate that economic and environmental benefits will be greater than the costs that come with the transfer of wealth and technology from the United States to China. 

Saunders urges energy innovation to sustain U.S. global leadership

Writing for the prominent foreign policy magazine The National Interest, EIRP President Paul J. Saunders argues that energy innovation can contribute importantly to U.S. economic competitiveness and to America’s global leadership, especially in an era of growing great power competition with China.