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Kevin Forbes

Kevin Forbes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Phone: 202-319-4794

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• Causality between CO2 and Temperature
• Space Weather and the Power Grid
• Sustainability and the Integration of Wind and Solar Energies into the Power Grid
• Electricity Markets
• Economics of Energy and the Environment

School: Business and Economics


  • 2014

    Are Policies to Encourage Wind Energy Predicated on a Misleading Statistic?

    published in The Electricity Journal, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp. 42-54 (with M. Stampini and E. Zampelli).

  • 2012

    Do Policies to Encourage Wind Energy Inadvertently Pose Challenges to Electric Power Reliability? Evidence from the 50Hertz Control Area in Germany

    published in The Electricity Journal, Volume 25, Issue 9, pp. 37-42 (with M. Stampini and E. Zampelli).

  • 2012

    The Economic Environment and the Growth in Reserves from Known Gas Fields in the Gulf of Mexico

    published in the Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, 60 (3) (with E. Zampelli)

Forbes' thoughts on climate change and CO2 levels
"In my opinion, climate policy has suffered because climate scientists have been unable to establish a clear link between rising CO2 levels and changes in weather and climate. This has made it possible for climate skeptics to attribute the changes in weather and climate that we observe to "natural variability." My analysis challenges this view by presenting evidence that the inclusion of CO2 levels into a temperature forecast yields a more accurate forecast."

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