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Images of particles made from a promising battery cathode material called NMC

Tax & Regulation

Energy policy is often executed through taxation and government regulation of energy companies. A major research topic at Stanford is the effectiveness of taxing CO2 emissions in the United States and other countries, and how such a tax compares with other policies for reducing emissions, such as cap and trade. Researchers also examine a variety of issues related to the regulation of electric utilities, and gas and oil companies; and  mandates for biofuels and renewable electricity supplies.