Ashley Lawson

Senior Solutions Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Ashley Lawson is Senior Solutions Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). She evaluates climate policies and provides expert advice to policymakers, especially on market-based approaches to mitigating climate change. She also works on climate resilience efforts by businesses, cities, and states.

Ms. Lawson was previously part of the Point Carbon analyst team at Thomson Reuters, where she developed and maintained forecasting models for North American carbon markets and contributed to the team’s domestic and international research publications.

Ms. Lawson holds a master’s degree in environmental science and engineering from the California Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of South Carolina.

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Guide to Public-Private Collaboration on City Climate Resilience Planning

Cities and businesses are separately preparing for climate change and building their resilience to impacts. But they have not had guidance on how to work together, until now. This report lays out the value in public-private collaboration on city climate …

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US companies, communities rely on federal climate science
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New research highlights flood risks from sea-level rise
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Good and bad options for changing California’s cap-and-trade program
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Cities and businesses can make more resilient communities by working together
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Addressing California cap and trade concerns
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It’s certain: The Earth is getting warmer, and human activity is largely to blame
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Countries chart pathways toward deeper decarbonization
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Insights from a Comparative Analysis of Clean Power Plan Modeling

An updated context, including falling natural gas prices and the extension of federal tax credits, have prompted new modeling of the likely impacts of the Clean Power Plan. Five studies have recently been released analyzing the projected effects of the …

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Carbon trading under the Clean Power Plan

The following article appeared in the July 2016 issue of EM, the Magazine for Environmental Managers.   The Clean Power Plan gives states the option to include carbon trading provisions in their state implementation plans. This carbon trading can come in …

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Making the Clean Power Plan work with city energy goals
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California-Quebec auction hits a record low (and that’s probably a good thing)
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2015 was the warmest year on record
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Attributing extreme weather events to climate change
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Are 2015’s extreme weather events driven by climate change or El Niño?