2019 Workman Distinguished Lecture
Energy Transitions, Carbon Pricing and the Green New Deal
Tuesday, April 16
5:00-6:30 p.m., BELK Library Room 114
Appalachian State University will present the Workman Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, April 16. The 2019 event will feature Dr. Brian Murray, director of the Duke University Energy Initiative, who will speak on Energy Transitions, Carbon Pricing and the Green New Deal. Sponsored by the Department of Economics in the Walker College of Business, the event is free and open to the public. Questions? contact John Whitehead, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Speaker
Brian Murray is a faculty affiliate at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and director of the Duke University Energy Initiative. Dr. Murray is widely recognized for his work on the economics of climate change policy and has served on the intergovernmental panel on climate change and the national climate assessment team. He has designed cap-and-trade policy elements to address cost containment and inclusion of offsets from traditionally uncapped sectors such as agriculture and forestry and is among the original designers of the allowance price reserve approach for containing prices in carbon markets that was adopted by California and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) cap-and-trade programs. Throughout his 21-year research career, he has produced many peer-reviewed publications on topics ranging from the design of market-based environmental policies and the effectiveness of renewable energy subsidies to the evaluation of programs to protect natural habitats such as forests, coastal and marine ecosystems. Dr. Murray holds both a doctoral and master's degree in resource economics and policy from Duke University and a bachelor's degree in economics and finance from the University of Delaware. [ Speaker bio ]