Evan Bennett

D.C. Policy Center

Evan Bennett is an aspiring economist interested in housing, inequality, and transportation policy, especially as they pertain to the District of Columbia. He is an economics graduate from The George Washington University and current economic consultant in Washington, D.C.

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Written By Evan Bennett

The D.C. region’s transition to clean energy

In April, President Biden set a national greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 50-52 percent of 2005 emissions levels by 2030. Meeting this goal will require the U.S. electricity sector to source 80 percent of its generation from carbon-free energy sources by 2030, with President Biden setting a further target of 100…

October 14, 2021 | Evan Bennett

Reopening and recovery will look different across the District of Columbia

Both during and after, the COVID-19 pandemic is going to widen existing inequities in Washington, D.C. Despite the heavily repeated mantra that pandemics are “a great equalizer” that we all must face together, mounting evidence confirms that infection and death rates are anything but equal. Per capita, the number of COVID-19 cases…

May 20, 2020 | Evan Bennett