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Post-Partisan Power

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org

Date: October 20, 2011 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

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

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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New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act of 2009

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org

Date: at 5:10 PM

Note: Synopses taken from Congressional Research Service summaries.  H.R. 1835 & S. 1408 H.R. 1835 S. 1408 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: allow an excise tax credit through 2027 for alternative fuels and fuel mixtures involving compressed or liquefied natural gas; allow an income tax credit through 2027 for alternative fuel motor vehicles powered by compressed or liquefied natural gas; modify the tax credit percentage for alternative fuel vehicles fueled by natural gas or liquefied natural gas; allow a new tax credit for the production of vehicles fueled by natural gas or liquefied natural gas; and extend through 2027… [more]

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Key provisions of S. 1462 the American Clean Energy Leadership Act

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org

Date: at 5:07 PM

Note: Synopsis based on OurEnergyPolicy.org review of Congressional committee and office summaries, third party analyses, and media summaries. Synopsis intended solely for the purposes of generating discussion. Federal Energy Planning Would require a new comprehensive Federal energy plan one year into each new Presidential term. Emergent Energy Technology Investment Would establish the Clean Energy Deployment Administration to facilitate financing for clean energy technologies and expand the U.S. market for such technologies. Would establish a 4-year integrated plan to double the U.S. investment in energy innovation and technology, to a total of almost $6.6 billion, with a complementary set of programs… [more]

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Discussion Catalyst: Geothermal

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org

Date: October 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM

[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.]   Geothermal has the potential to provide the most economical and cleanest form of energy with the smallest environmental impact. It is worthy of much more attention and government support since it is the only renewable resource that can be used for 24/7 base load production. Geothermal needs to come to the forefront. Government policy should encourage its use wherever possible. The U.S. is a world leader in geothermal electricity. We… [more]

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