Transforming the Electric Utility Industry and Corporate Culture

June 11, 2014
This discussion is presented in conjunction with the closing keynote at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences 2014 Conference. Cost-effective and profitable energy efficiency technologies and services, and renewable energy...
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Clean Energy Poised for Market Domination or More Innovation Needed?

May 30, 2014
Whether or not the world has all of the clean energy technologies it needs to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions is an important ongoing debate among the climate policy community....
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Let Freedom Ring: Oil Companies, Capitalism and Fuel Choice

May 22, 2014
Americans have many choices that are denied to citizens of other less-fortunate nations. But we forget how many decisions are made for us, sometimes out of necessity, such as paying...
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Can Shale Gas Limit Air Pollution?

May 15, 2014
Some oppose shale gas because it is a fossil fuel, a source of carbon dioxide. Some are concerned by accounts of the fresh water it needs, by flaming faucets, by...
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American Perspectives on Energy Efficiency

May 9, 2014
On April 30th, OurEnergyPolicy.org and The University of Texas at Austin co-hosted “American Perspectives on Energy Efficiency,” a panel discussion about energy efficiency at The National Press Club. The panel...
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Tariffs Threaten the U.S. Solar Industry

May 1, 2014
SolarWorld, a German-based manufacturer, has introduced a petition with the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce seeking to impose additional antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duties on...
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Hydropower: The Silent and Aging Renewable

April 28, 2014
Often termed the country’s “silent renewable,” hydropower is the nation’s largest renewable electricity resource, providing 7% of total generation. Hydropower’s many supporters – 81% of U.S. voters favor maintaining existing...
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Where Can Environmental Policies Enable Efficiency and Profits?

April 24, 2014
When we think of environmental policies that impact business, we don’t often think of increased profits. Too often the private sector is positioned at odds with efforts to address environmental...
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The New Geopolitics of Petroleum and Natural Gas: How Will the Tight Oil Boom Affect the Prospects for Arctic and Ultra-Deepwater Oil Development?

April 17, 2014
OurEnergyPolicy.org has partnered with the Bipartisan Policy Center for Navigating the Oil Frontier: The Implications of the Tight Oil Boom on Arctic and Ultra-Deepwater Oil Development, to be held Monday...
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Is The Strategic Petroleum Reserve A Solution To The Crisis in Ukraine?

April 9, 2014
George Soros was recently quoted as suggesting that the US use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) as a deterrent to Russian aggression in Ukraine.  I thought we could examine the...
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