I am a California resident and climate policy activist with a particular interest in legislative policy related to climate change.

Recent writings:

“Going Beyond CAFE Standards: Feebate Financing Incentives for Fuel Economy” (September 3, 2010)

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“A Decarbonization Strategy for the Electricity Sector: New-Source Subsidies” (January 13, 2010)

Circumventing the Weight-Versus-Footprint Tradeoffs in Vehicle Fuel Economy Regulation (December 14, 2009)

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“Preserving Additionality of Complementary GHG-Reduction Actions Under Waxman-Markey” (June 16, 2009)

“The Role of Policy Logic in U.S. Climate Legislation” (July 23, 2009)

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I have provided comments, testimony, and technical analysis for the following groups and activities (search for “Johnson”):

Western Environmental Law Center — Federal climate policy and states’ rights

Comments for CARB’s Economic Allocation and Advisory Committee, July 1, 2009 meeting

Comments on Design Elements of the Cap-and-Trade Program (March 23, 2009)

Comments and recommendations for AB 32 Proposed Scoping Plan (Scoping Plan – #39, #346, CEQA Evaluation – #1)

Comments and recommendations for AB 32 Draft Scoping Plan (Program Design – #19 , General Comments – #234, Transportation – #64, Measure Documentation Supplement – #2 )

AB 32 Economic Analysis Technical Stakeholder Work Group Meetings

AB 32 Program Design Technical Stakeholder Work Group Meetings

AB 32 Input Solicitation

California Public Utilities Commission

Western Climate Initiative

California Air Resource Board

Market Advisory Committee

I have also published several peer-reviewed papers relating to climate policy:

Johnson, K., 2010. Circumventing the weight-versus-footprint tradeoffs in vehicle fuel economy regulation. Transportation Research Part D, Available online 20 May 2010.

Johnson, K., 2010. A decarbonization strategy for the electricity sector: New-source subsidies. Energy Policy 38 (2010) 2499–2507.

Johnson, K., 2006. Refunded emission taxes: A resolution to the cap-versus-tax dilemma for greenhouse gas regulation. Energy Policy 35 (5), 3115-3118.

Johnson, K., 2007. California’s greenhouse gas law, Assembly Bill 1493: Deficiencies, alternatives, and implications for regulatory climate policy. Energy Policy 35 (1), 362-372.

Johnson, K., 2006. Feebates: An effective regulatory instrument for cost-constrained environmental policy. Energy Policy 34 (18), 3965-3976.