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12:00 PM

Dept. Energy Technology Transitions Policy and Practice

November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Department of Energy established in 2015 the Office of Technology Transitions, OTT, led by the statutorily appointed Technology Transfer Coordinator to ensure that the OTT is aligned with the Secretary’s vision and that the Secretary is advised on all matters relating to technology transfer and commercialization activities. The mission of the Office of Technology Transitions is to expand the commercial impact of the DOE’s research and development portfolio to advance the economic, energy, and national security interests of the Nation. As one of its core functions, OTT collects, analyzes and manages TT data and metrics from across the complex... [more]

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3:30 PM

How strong is the conservative case for a carbon tax?

November 14, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

In the debate over anthropogenic climate change, one important difference has emerged among self-described economic and political conservatives: Would a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, whether imposed by the US alone or by international agreement, further the goals of environmental improvement and enhanced economic growth? This debate has become more prominent recently, with formal proposals for such a tax presented in both detailed policy papers and proposed legislation. Join AEI for a discussion on this important issue. The panel will offer sharply contrasting views, with the larger goal of moving the climate policy debate forward in a rigorous fashion.

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