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Transcript: Economics of America’s Oil Dependence

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: October 20, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Transcript: “Economics of America’s Oil Dependence” Opening Remarks: WILLIAM SQUADRON, President, OurEnergyPolicy.org REPRESENTATIVE PETER WELCH (D VT), Co Chair, Congressional Peak Oil Caucus REPRESENTATIVE ROSCOE BARTLETT (R MD), Co Chair Congressional Peak Oil Caucus Panel Speakers: THE HONORABLE J. BENNETT JOHNSTON, Retired U.S. Senator from Louisiana; Chairman, Johnston & Associates ROGER BEZDEK, President, Management Information Services, Inc.; Co Author, The Impending World Energy Mess EYAL ARONOFF, Co Founder, Quest Software; Member, Set America Free Coalition Moderator: YOSSIE HOLLANDER, Founder and Chairman, OurEnergyPolicy.org

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Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 5:24 PM

Note: Synopsis drawn from the report. Synopsis intended solely for the purpose of generating discussion. Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future by the Obama Administration Demand for oil in countries like China and India is growing, and the price of oil will continue to rise with it. We need to make America more secure and control our energy future by harnessing all of the resources that we have available and embracing a diverse energy portfolio. Beyond our efforts to reduce our dependence on oil, we must focus on expanding cleaner sources of electricity, including renewables like wind and solar, as… [more]

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Transcript: Energy Innovation and American Competitiveness

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 5:23 PM

Transcript: “Energy Innovation and American Competitiveness” Sponsored by OurEnergyPolicy.org and the Congressional Research & Development Caucus 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011 B340 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. Opening Remarks: WILLIAM SQUADRON, President, Our Energy Policy Foundation Panel Speakers: NATHAN S. LEWIS, Director, U.S. DOE Innovation Hub; Professor of Chemistry, CalTech MARK MURO, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution DAVID KREUTZER, Research Fellow in Energy Economics and Climate Change, The Heritage Foundation Moderator: YOSSIE HOLLANDER, Founder and Chairman, Our Energy Policy Foundation

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Alternative Fuels for Military Applications

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 5:23 PM

Note: Synopsis adapted by OurEnergyPolicy.org from report summary. Synopsis intended solely for purposes of generating discussion. Alternative Fuels for Military Applications By James T. Bartis & Lawrence Van Bibber, RAND Corporation The U.S. military has expressed interest in being early users of alternative fuels in their tactical weapon systems. Doing so would supplement the services’ use of gasohol and biodiesel in administrative and other nondeployable vehicles. Each of the services has established programs geared toward reducing dependence on the use of fossil fuels in tactical weapon systems, such as aircraft, combat ships and vehicles, and supporting equipment. If the services… [more]

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Highlights of Major 2010 Energy Innovation Reports

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: 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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Integrating Renewable Electricity on the Grid

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 5:20 PM

Note: Synopsis adapted by OurEnergyPolicy.org from APS press materials and report’s executive summary. Synopsis intended solely for purposes of generating discussion. Integrating Renewable Electricity on the Grid By the American Physical Society Panel on Public Affairs The United States has ample renewable energy resources. Land-based wind, the most readily available for development, totals more than 8000 GW of potential capacity. The capacity of concentrating solar power is nearly 7000 GW in seven southwestern states. To date, 30 states plus the District of Columbia have established Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) to require a minimum share of electrical generation produced by renewable… [more]

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The Future of Natural Gas: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 5:20 PM

Note: Synopsis drawn from report’s executive summary. Synopsis intended solely for purposes of generating discussion. The Future of Natural Gas: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study By the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative Natural gas has moved to the center of the current debate on energy, security and climate. This study examines the role of natural gas in a carbon-constrained world, with a time horizon out to mid-century. The overarching conclusions are that: Abundant global natural gas resources imply greatly expanded natural gas use, with especially large growth in electricity generation. Natural gas will assume an increasing share of the U.S.… [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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