Carbon Tax Now
Team and Advisors

Team and Advisors

We are a group of scientists and engineers who care about the only planet we will ever have.



Ty profile pictureTy Jagerson BIOTy has 20 years of experience in the energy industry, including over 10 years in solar. Ty was most recently President of HelioPower, a top 10 solar installer in CA. He was also the co-founder of SolFocus, a pioneering concentrated photovoltaics company. Ty was at Xerox PARC for five years, and is on the UC Merced Board of Trustees. He is also on the boards of Azzuro Inc. and Speck Design. Ty received his MBA from Wharton and M.A. from Wesleyan, holds four patents, and is a member of YPO.
Alaeddine-MokriAlaeddine Mokri BIO

Alaeddine Mokri, Software/Web Developer and solar engineer. Alaeddine’s passion is to bring state-of-the-art computation and Web technologies to the solar industry. He founded Ultra Smart Devices, which is currently bringing new functionalities to smartphones so they can be used by module designers and installers. He has done research at both NASA and the world’s first zero carbon city in Abu Dhabi, Masdar City. Alaeddine earned his Eng degree in mechanical engineering from Tlemcen University, MSc in materials science from the MIT-Cooperative Program in Masdar Institute, and a post-grad certificate on exponential technologies from the NASA-based Singularity University.
Marketing images for College of Law BIOProfessor Shi-Ling Hsu is an expert in the areas of environmental and natural resource law, climate change, law and economics, and property. He has published in a wide variety of legal journals and recently published a book, The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy (Island Press 2011). Prior to entering academia, Hsu was a senior attorney and economist for the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. He also practiced law in California, both as a deputy city attorney for the City and County of San Francisco and as an associate attorney with the firm of Fenwick & West in Palo Alto. He teaches Property and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change.
Marketing images for College of LawDr. Roger Bales Founding Professor of Engineering at UC Merced,, has been active in water- and climate-related research for over 30 years. His degrees include a B.S. in Civil Engineering (Purdue), M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (UC Berkeley), M.S. in Social Science/Economics (Caltech) and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering Science (Caltech). Dr. Bales’ scholarship includes over 140 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and many more presentations, reports and book chapters. He is a fellow in the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published well-cited papers in multiple disciplines, including hydrology, glaciology, paleoclimate, atmospheric chemistry, geochemistry and environmental engineering. His current work is contributing to California’s efforts to both build the knowledge base and implement policies that adapt our water supplies, critical ecosystems and economy to the impacts of climate warming. He works with leaders in state agencies, elected officials, federal land managers, water leaders, non-governmental organizations, and other decisionmakers on developing climate solutions for California. He has led several multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary research programs, at UC Merced since 2003, and prior to that at the University of Arizona. He has been active in climate applications both regionally and nationally. He has led development of regional, national and international measurement programs that are critical for understanding climate change and contributing to climate solutions. He has also served on multiple advisory committees, is active in the region, and has a long record of service to the university. Dr. Bales is also an Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley, and a researcher in the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS). For further information, please see an extended curriculum vita.
Marketing images for College of LawDr. Susan Morse Susan Morse joined the University of Texas law faculty in 2013. She studies and writes about international tax reform and tax compliance; and has taught federal income tax, business tax, international tax, and tax policy courses. In 2013, she will also serve as the Abe Greenbaum Fellow at the University of New South Wales School of Taxation and Business Law, Sydney.Professor Morse clerked for the Honorable Michael Boudin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and spent seven years in business tax practice at Ropes & Gray, Boston and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto. Prior to joining the Texas faculty, she served as Associate Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law and as Research Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. Her papers are available at publications: Tax Haven Incorporation for U.S. Firms: No Exodus Yet, 66 Nat’l Tax J. 395 (2013); The Transfer Pricing Regs Need a Good Edit, 40 Pepperdine L. Rev. 1415 (2013); A Corporate Offshore Profits Transition Tax, 91 N.C. L. Rev. 549 (2013); Ask for Help, Uncle Sam: The Future of Global Tax Reporting, 57 Vill. L. Rev. 529 (2012)