Articles Tagged: Energy Policy Trends

A Framework for a New U.S. Energy Policy

In A Framework for a New U.S. Energy Policy,Institute CEO William O’Keefe and Institute President Jeff Kueter outline principles to guide the development of U.S. energy policy in the years to come.  Drawing on the lessons learned from years of ad hoc policy approaches to energy issues, the report details “the basic lessons learned over the […]

Market Forces: The Best Driver of Energy Policy

On November 4, 2013, Institute CEO William O’Keefe appeared at a conference sponsored by the Conservation Leadership Council to discuss a framework for energy policy making. His remarks are available in the attached document.

Mills Testifies on North American Energy Exploitation

On October 29, Institute Director Mark Mills testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on The North American Energy Infrastructure Act. The testimony is available at http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/north-american-energy-infrastructure-act.  

Yucca Mountain and the Rule of Law

In 1982, Congress passed and the President signed the Nuclear Waste Policy Act that directed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to approve or disapprove DOE’s application to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. Although Yucca Mountain was extensively studied for over a decade, confirming it the best site for nuclear waste, nothing was done until 2008 when the Bush Administration filed an application with the NRC.

The Cloud Begins with Coal

An Overview of the Electricity Used by the Global Digital Ecosystem.

Nothing New Under the Sun or Who’s to Blame for High Gasoline Prices

When gasoline prices go up so does the level of agitation on Capitol Hill. It is as predictable as sunrise.

R.I.P. Peak Oil As Oil Drum Closes Down

Print publications go out of business because the well of subscribers willing to pay for paper by snail-mail dries up. But it’s rare for an on-line publication to close down because the well of ideas and content dries up.

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