Articles Tagged: Research and Development (R&D)

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.

Why Peak Oil Is a Myth

Institute Director Mark Mills discussing whether the world is running out of fossil fuels.      

THE CASE FOR EXPORTS: America’s Hydrocarbon Industry Can Revive the Economy and Eliminate the Trade Deficit

The world has changed since the passage of the 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act, a law that set the tone for energy policy for nearly a half-century. Technology and demographics have eviscerated old ideas of limits and import dependency. Given the new abundance, the United States now has the opportunity to become a major energy exporter.

Government Plays Key, But Limited Role in Energy R&D

Government can play important roles in advancing the creation of knowledge. In fact, investing in basic research is a considerably underdeveloped area in this regard. Applied research is also appropriate if it is on generic technologies or where clear criteria are met for spending on specific technologies. However, that should not spill over into areas where the technology is close to commercialization and the private sector has the incentives to bring it to market.

O’Keefe Discusses the Ineffectiveness of Technology Mandates

William O’Keefe, CEO of the George C. Marshall Institute, discusses the CAFE standard and the role of government in mandating technical progress.

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