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A Conversation with Rep. Sean Casten on Climate and Energy

The dynamics around U.S. climate and energy policy are more interesting than at any time in nearly a decade. The Green New Deal, an idea linking climate and economic goals championed by some prominent freshman Democrats, has become a centerpiece of the Democratic climate agenda heading into the 2020 elections. Others have expressed skepticism at the proposal’s top-down strategy, instead focusing more on a market-driven approach. And, despite Republicans’ historical opposition to most climate policies, nascent support for a carbon tax by several members in the Climate Solutions Caucus was one of the few bright spots in U.S. climate policy in 2018. Meanwhile, renewable energy technology is improving as prices continue to fall.

Join the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) for a conversation with Congressman Sean Casten (D-Ill.) to unpack the legislative agenda for energy and climate policy during this Congress and the broader prospects for renewable energy in the United States.

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