Research Analyst at Rhodium Group
Ben King is a research analyst at Rhodium Group, focusing on US energy policy and markets.
Prior to joining Rhodium, Ben was an analyst in the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), where he worked on demand-side efficiency analysis and electricity market policy. Ben also served as deputy chief of staff in EERE and developed clean energy policy resources for cities and states at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and music from Florida State University and a master’s degree in public policy with an energy and environmental focus from Georgetown University.
As the United States commits to accelerating decarbonization as part of global efforts to combat climate change, the policies it enacts will govern its chances of success.
Two linked and frequently raised concerns about putting a price on carbon dioxide emissions in the United States are whether such a tax would unintentionally advantage foreign competitors and, as a result, lead to increased emissions outside American borders.
Putting a price on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can help governments reduce them rapidly and in a cost-effective manner.