Areas of Expertise
- Administrative Law
- Biotechnology and the Law
- Energy and Utilities Law
- Environmental Law
- Natural Resources Law
- Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law
Jonas Monast is the C. Boyden Gray Distinguished Fellow and directs the Center on Climate, Energy, Environment & Economics (CE3). His work focuses on climate change mitigation, aligning energy and environmental policy goals, and the intersection between natural resources and emerging technologies. Monast is the author of numerous articles on energy policy, carbon market design, electricity sector competition, and biotechnology.
Prior to joining the Carolina Law faculty, Monast directed the Climate and Energy Program at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and taught courses on energy and environmental issues at Duke University’s School of Law and Nicholas School of the Environment. Monast has also worked as an attorney in the Corporate Social Responsibility Practice at Foley Hoag LLP, as a congressional fellow for the late Senator Paul Wellstone, and as legislative counsel for the Center for Responsible Lending. Monast received his BA from Appalachian State University in 1995 and his JD in 2002 from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review.
- J.D., Georgetown University (2002)
- B.A., Appalachian State University (1995)
Pricing Plastics Pollution: Lessons from Three Decades of Climate Policy (with J. Virdin), 54 CONN. L. REV. (forthcoming 2022).
A Triple Bottom Line for Electric Utility Regulation: Aligning State-Level Energy, Environmental, and Consumer Protection Goals (with S. Adair), 38 COLUM J. ENVTL. L. 1 (2013).
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In the Media
- Focus Carolina: Jonas Monast
- Monast Op-Ed: More Frequent NC Hurricanes Are on the Way. Here’s How We Can Get Ready. (News & Observer)
- Monast Op-Ed: Scott Pruitt Rejects EPA's Mission (The Hill)
- Monast Op-Ed: How South Carolina Can Turn Nuclear Failure into Opportunity (The State)
- Nicholas Institute Publishes Paper on CO2 Strategy; Monast Quoted (Herald Sun)
- 2017 Could be The Year to Revamp Electricity Standards (EnergyWire)
- CE3 Reports Ways the Presidential Election Could Influence the Electric Utility Sector (Utility Dive)
- Monast: Ken Bone Was Right - Energy Must be a Priority for the Next President (The Hill)
- UNC CE3 Report Looks at Electricity Challenges for Next President (E&E Publishing)