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The Water-Energy Nexus: How Can Collaboration Lead to Greater Impact?

December 17, 2014
This prompt is the second in a series of discussions led by invited speakers at the upcoming 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy...
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Abundance or Scarcity? Re-examining U.S. Oil and Gas Policy

December 8, 2014
On December 3rd, 2014, OurEnergyPolicy.org hosted “Abundance or Scarcity? Re-examining U.S. Oil & Gas Policy,” a panel event at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC. The panel discussed how...
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Bipartisan Energy Policy: The Solution or the Problem?

December 3, 2014
As I explain in U.S. Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure, bipartisan compromise is possible and has led to policy change in the past. However, that change has almost always...
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Dynamic Distribution System: Transforming the Grid from the Distribution System Out

November 19, 2014
This prompt is the first in a series of discussions led by invited speakers at the upcoming 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy...
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Growing Poor Slowly: Why We Must Have Renewable Energy

October 29, 2014
[caption id="attachment_18517" align="alignright" width="280"] Figure 1. GDP Per Capita versus Power Consumption Per Capita[/caption] Human well-being is a direct function of power consumed, or the rate at which work is done....
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Should Tesla (And Other Auto Manufacturers) Be Able To Sell Cars Directly To Consumers?

October 23, 2014
Tesla will not be able to sell their electric cars directly to consumers in Michigan after Governor Rick Snyder signed bipartisan legislation on October 21st that clarifies existing state auto...
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What Should Our Policymakers Focus On?

September 18, 2014
As midterm elections quickly approach, questions and predictions continue about which energy issues will garner the most attention over the next two years from Congress and other policymakers and influencers....
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Time to Launch a U.S. National Energy Program as a Matter of National Security

August 28, 2014
A National Energy Program (NEP) is proposed to achieve “equality” between U.S. oil consumption and production in a decade and position our nation for a sustainable energy future. Like the...
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Refueling the Future with Alcohol Fuels

August 22, 2014
The lack of alternative energy sources to fuel our vehicles and replace expensive oil, jeopardizes U.S. national security, forces Americans to pay more at the pump, and greatly represses our...
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The Challenges Of Integrating Renewables On To The Grid

August 14, 2014
Wind and solar capacity have grown significantly in the last decade, and many believe that significant reductions in carbon emissions require continued expansion of their capacity (see for example recent...
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