Michael Wara

Michael W Wara

Michael Wara

  • Senior Research Scholar, Woods Institute
  • Research Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance


  • Administrative Law
  • Air Pollution Law & Policy
  • Climate Change Law & Policy
  • Coastal & Oceans Law & Policy
  • Energy Law & Policy
  • Environment & the Law
  • Local & State Government
  • Policy Analysis
  • Public Interest Practice
  • Public Policy & Empirical Studies
  • Regulatory Policy
  • Sustainable Development Law & Policy
  • Takings
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Policy Practicum: Carbon Pollution Standards and Carbon Taxes

This policy lab seminar will address the ongoing effort by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce carbon pollution from electric power plants. The EPA is currently in the process of writing New Source Performance Standards for new and existing coal and natural gas fired electric power plants. A critical question in writing these rules will be the extent to which EPA can allow for economically efficient approaches to cutting emissions.

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