Peter Marsters is a former Research Associate at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA, focusing on climate change policy, including policy levers and economic outcomes of deep decarbonization and carbon pricing.
Mr. Marsters has researched and published on issues such as state-level transitions to 100% clean energy, the energy and environmental implications of a federal carbon tax, and the future of the U.S. coal industry.
Before joining the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy, he worked at the Rhodium Group, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. He holds a Master of Arts in Energy and Resources from the University of California-Berkeley and Bachelor of Science in History from Bates College.
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.