R Street President Eli Lehrer sat down recently with Greentech Media’s The Energy Gang podcast to discuss the institute’s work on carbon pricing, the ongoing market transition to distributed sources of energy and how to make environmental issues more palatable to the political right. Discussing his own conversion on the issue of global warming, he notes:

Every modeling firm used by the insurance industry acknowledged climate change is real. If markets have the ability to aggregate information, then either markets don’t work or climate change is real. My judgment is that markets work and therefore climate change is real.

You can stream the full conversation below.

Featured Publications