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Highlights of Major 2010 Energy Innovation Reports

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: October 20, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Note: Drawn from report synopses by OurEnergyPolicy.org. Highlights of Major 2010 Energy Innovation Reports A Business Plan for America’s Energy Future by the American Energy Innovation Council Released June 2010 Post-Partisan Power by Steven F. Hayward, Mark Muro, Ted Nordhaus, and Michael Shellenberger Released October 2010 Creating a Clean Energy Century by Third Way Released November 2010 Government must play a key role in accelerating energy innovation for two reasons. First, innovations in energy technology can generate significant public benefits that are not reflected in the market price of energy, including cleaner air and improved public health, enhanced national security… [more]

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Creating a Clean Energy Century

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 5:21 PM

Note: Synopsis from report‘s executive summary. Creating a Clean Energy Century: Recapturing the Lead in Clean Tech Innovation By Josh Freed, Sam Hodas, Sarah Collins, and Stephanie Praus While the energy market has always been driven by fossil fuels, it is moving slowly, but inevitably, toward clean energy as countries decide they can no longer tolerate the pollution costs and security risks of conventional energy or the threat of global warming. The great hurdle is making clean energy as cheap as fossil fuels. This will require major breakthroughs. Existing clean energy sources are too expensive and have technical limitations. The… [more]

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Post-Partisan Power

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 5:19 PM

Note: Synopsis based on OurEnergyPolicy.org review. Synopsis intended solely for purposes of generating discussion. How a Limited and Direct Approach to Energy Innovation Can Deliver Clean, Cheap Energy, Economic Productivity and National Prosperity By Steven F. Hayward, American Enterprise Institute Mark Muro, Brookings Institution Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, Breakthrough Institute Fossil fuels have undeniably been critical to American prosperity and development, but we can gradually move toward cleaner, healthier, and safer energy sources. Our goal today should be to make new clean energy sources much cheaper so they can steadily displace fossil fuels. If we structure this transition correctly,… [more]

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A Business Plan for America’s Energy Future

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 5:18 PM

Note: Synopsis based on OurEnergyPolicy.org review of report’s executive summary. Synopsis intended solely for purposes of generating discussion. A Business Plan for America’s Energy Future By the American Energy Innovation Council In the defense, health, agriculture, and information technology industries, the United States has used intelligent federal investments to unleash profound innovation, resulting in leadership in those realms. In energy, however, the United States has failed the grade, and is paying a heavy price for that failure. Government must play a key role in accelerating energy innovation for two reasons. First, innovations in energy technology can generate significant, quantifiable public… [more]

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U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Strategic Plan

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 5:14 PM

Note: Synopsis based U.S. DOE summary provided to OurEnergyPolicy.org. Complete text US DOE Mission and Goals The mission of the Department of Energy is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Goal 1: Catalyze the timely, material, and efficient transformation of the nation’s energy system and secure U.S. leadership in clean energy technologies. Goal 2: Maintain a vibrant U.S. effort in science and engineering as a cornerstone of our economic prosperity with clear leadership in strategic areas. Goal 3: Enhance nuclear security through defense, nonproliferation, and environmental… [more]

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Key provisions of the draft U.S. Senate bill the American Power Act

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 5:09 PM

Note: Synopsis based on Our Energy Policy Foundation staff review of Congressional committee and office summaries, third party analyses, and media summaries. Synopsis intended solely for purposes of generating discussion. Greenhouse Gas Reductions Would require certain industries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 levels along the following timeline: 4.75% by 2013, 17% by 2020, 42% by 2030, and 83% by 2050. Would institute a cap-and-trade mechanism for greenhouse gas reductions. The cap would include electricity generators, petroleum-based fuel producers, natural gas distributors, producers of certain fluorinated gases, and other sources. Requirements would take effect in 2013 for electricity generators… [more]

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Key provisions of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 5:08 PM

Note: Synopsis based on Our Energy Policy Foundation staff review of Congressional committee and office summaries, third party analyses, and media summaries. Synopsis intended solely for the purposes of generating discussion. Renewable Electricity Standard Would require electric utilities to meet 6% of their electricity demand through renewable energy sources and energy efficiency by 2012, and 20% by 2020. Qualifying renewable energy sources are solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, marine and hydrokinetic energy, certain biofuels, wastewater-treatment gas, landfill gas, coalmine methane, and post-1992 hydropower projects. Up to 1/4 of the 2020 requirement (or 5%) could be met through energy efficiency improvements. If… [more]

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