Joshua Basseches’ research focuses on energy and climate policy and politics in the U.S. states. He examines the roles of business interests, environmental and consumer advocacy organizations, and state-level policymakers in shaping the content of the policies that have emerged. Joshua is especially interested in the role of investor-owned utilities, and how the unique aspects of their business model and regulatory considerations affect their policy preferences when it comes to state-level renewable energy policy.
Joshua A. Basseches. Forthcoming. “California Cap-and-Trade: History, Design, Effectiveness.” In Contesting Carbon, Routledge (Forthcoming).
Joshua A. Basseches. Forthcoming. “Coalitions That Clash: California’s Climate Leadership and the Perpetuation of Environmental Inequality,” Research in Political Sociology (Forthcoming).
Joshua A. Basseches. 2019. “‘It Happened Behind Closed Doors:’ Legislative Buffering as an Informal Mechanism of Political Mediation,” Mobilization: An International Quarterly (September 2019).
Joshua A. Basseches. 2018. “How Investor-Owned Utilities Can Be Induced to Support Reforms to Mitigate Climate Change,” Scholars Strategy Network Policy Brief (December 2018).