Jeremy Carl

Research Fellow

Jeremy Carl is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he focuses on energy policy and U.S. politics.

He has served as a policy advisor to many national political figures on a variety of issues ranging from energy to electoral strategy; His academic writing on reforming California’s energy bureaucracy was praised by a bipartisan coalition of former California governors and his work on distributed power has been lauded by leaders ranging from senior Bush Administration energy officials to the former Democratic Party head of the Senate Energy Committee. His recent policy work for a prominent Republican governor was highlighted by The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and the National Review.

Before coming to Hoover, Carl was a research fellow at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford. Before that he was a research fellow in resource and development economics at the Energy and Resources Institute, India’s leading energy and environmental policy organization.

Jeremy’s scholarly work at Hoover focuses on energy and environmental policy, with an emphasis on energy security, climate policy, energy innovation and global fuel markets. In addition he has continued previous research on energy politics and policy in India and China.  Outside of his energy work he is a frequently sought-out commentator on U.S. politics and elections.

Carl is the author or editor of several books, including Powering the Armed Forces (with Admiral Gary Roughead), Conversations about Energy: How the Experts See America’s Energy Choices and Assessing the Role of Distributed Power Systems in the US Power Sector. His work has appeared in numerous professional journals in the energy and environmental field.

His political writing and commentary has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street JournalTime Magazine, National Review, Politico,the Economist, and many other leading newspapers and magazines.

Jeremy received a BA with distinction from Yale University. He holds an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and did doctoral work at Stanford University, where he was a Packard Foundation Stanford Graduate Fellow.

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Analysis and Commentary

Rubio And Cruz Gambled Against Trump And Came Up Snake Eyes

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

I know this will come as a shock to many NRO readers, but a state built on glitz and legalized casino gambling, a state where prostitution is legal in several counties and one where one of the candidates who exemplifies the aforementioned characteristics has his name on the tallest residential building, isn’t necessarily the state that is likely to be an electoral stronghold for family-values Republicans or traditional conservatives—or frankly anyone not named Donald J. Trump.

Analysis and Commentary

A Three-Man Race After South Carolina: What We Learned

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Obviously, at a most basic level Trump was a winner here, and the decisiveness of his ten-point win shouldn’t be minimized. He is clearly the front-runner in the race right now and he looks to have won all of South Carolina’s delegates. On the other hand, it is not just attempting to paint a bright picture for the Trump alternatives to say that Trump’s results showed he is still quite beatable.

Analysis and Commentary

Rubio’s Endorsement By Gov. Haley Has Risks And Rewards

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Marco Rubio’s endorsement by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, while obviously great news for his campaign, also raises the stakes for him in South Carolina. Rubio is currently in a tight race with Ted Cruz for 2nd place in that state, while attempting to fight off establishment challenges from Jeb Bush and John Kasich.

Analysis and Commentary

Armageddon For The GOP Establishment

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The night could have gone worse for the GOP establishment—but I’m not really sure how. Not only did Donald Trump win an overwhelming victory in New Hampshire, but the establishment lane of viable candidates got more crowded than it had been going in. And remember that since the current primary calendar was inaugurated in 1976, no GOP nominee has ever emerged without winning Iowa or New Hampshire.

New Jersey governor Chris Christie
Analysis and Commentary

Christie Bests Rubio In GOP Debate While Cruz And Trump Coast

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Sunday, February 7, 2016

Why isn’t Chris Christie among the frontrunners? Even if intellectually I know why Christie hasn’t broken out, I can’t help but wonder that after watching the last debate before the New Hampshire Primary. Christie provided one of those moments that reminds you of how much talent he has, at his best, as a retail politician and leader—and frankly it’s a sign of the depth of talent in the 2016 GOP field that he hasn’t been able to firmly establish his position.

Analysis and Commentary

A Deep Dive Into The Iowa Caucus Results: What Have We Really Learned?

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Now that the initial post-Iowa furor has died down, I’ve had a chance to take a deeper dive into the exit polls and overall voting results. A few things stand out. Cruz was incredibly consistent across the state, showcasing his outstanding organization. He won 59 of Iowa’s 99 counties and finished in the top two in 93 of them. 

Analysis and Commentary

Despite Its Best Efforts, The GOP Was The Biggest Winner In Iowa Last Night

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Despite its best attempts to fail, the biggest winner of the Iowa Caucus last night was the GOP itself, which generated an unprecedented level of energy and engagement among voters in a critical swing state. That energy was generated thanks to a group of leading candidates who actually appealed to the GOP’s grassroots voter base.

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Analysis and Commentary

Why The Iowa Caucus (Probably) Won’t Alter The Fundamentals Of The GOP Race

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Monday, February 1, 2016

In the frantic lead-up to the caucus, politicians and the media are playing an expectations game. But a closer look at the final Des Moines Register poll suggests that in terms of the fundamental contours of the race, a lot less will be decided in Iowa tonight than meets the eye. 

Analysis and Commentary

Branstad’s Ethanol Attack On Cruz: Will Iowans Choose Politics Or Principle?

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Thursday, January 21, 2016

There are few things that energy-policy experts of all political stripes can agree on — but one of them is that mandates and subsidies to promote the use of corn ethanol (a policy first implemented by Jimmy Carter) are wasteful boondoggles that harm our environment and food supply while imposing billions of dollars of hidden costs on consumers.

Analysis and Commentary

Can The GOP Win Without Trump’s Voters?

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Monday, January 11, 2016

The French writer Charles Péguy once said that “one must always say what one sees. Above all, which is more difficult, one must always see what one sees.”