Preparing the Next Generation of Energy Leaders

June 16, 2015
What determines the cost of a ton of coal? Is OPEC an oligopoly? Should we subsidize low-carbon energy or tax fossil fuels? Do Prius owners drive more? These are among the...
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Energy Transformation: Finding Policy and Finance Solutions

June 10, 2015
We hear about the promise of transforming America’s infrastructure every day. But if we’re going to capitalize on that promise, we need to reverse the 20-year trend of underinvestment in energy...
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Will Demand for Oil Peak by 2035?

June 2, 2015
Many are familiar with peak oil theory -- the idea that global oil production will hit a ceiling and then decline -- yet the concept of peak oil demand, where...
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Getting Past Rate Fixation to the Benefits of the Clean Power Plan

May 27, 2015
Making use of energy efficiency can help contain the cost of complying with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and reduce electricity bills. Yet as climate policy discussions try to balance...
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The Nuclear Investment Vacuum

May 19, 2015
The low cost and abundance of natural gas is rapidly causing utility companies to replace coal plants and aging nuclear power plants with gas-fired power plants. The widespread transition to...
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The Role of Innovation in Meeting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

May 12, 2015
The EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, meant to reduce carbon by 30% by 2030, is expected to be accomplished through a combination of improving existing power plants, switching to cleaner...
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End the Crude Oil Export Ban

May 5, 2015
Some of America’s oldest allies are heavily reliant on unappealing sources of oil and our nation’s resource abundance places us in a position to render vital assistance. The International Energy Agency...
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What’s Next for the RFS?

April 29, 2015
In November, 2013, EPA announced a highly contentious proposal that lowered the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard targets below their 2013 levels. These targets apply to the amount of renewable fuels...
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Developing Water/Energy Policies for the Smart City of the Future

April 21, 2015
Around the country, a new conversation is emerging among municipal leaders and utility executives as they explore the energy/water nexus. While Senator Murkowski started the discussion at the federal level...
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Fracking on Federal Lands

April 14, 2015
On March 20th, following a lengthy public review process, Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell unveiled new federal regulations for hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. According to the Department of Interior,...
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