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Hoover Daily Report by topic: Alternative Energy Research

February 20, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily

NAFTA Summit a Wasted Opportunity For An Epic Energy Pact

On the 20th anniversary of Nafta, perhaps the greatest trade pact in history, President Obama came to a summit with Mexico with little to offer, wasting a chance for a far-ranging new energy pact.
February 11, 2014 | San Francisco Chronicle

Keystone Brings Out the Green in the GOP

Whether President Obama approves the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada or not, environmentalists or labor unions will be angry. For 40 years, foreign policy was a factor favoring wind, solar and alternative energies. Shultz and another Hoover Institution fellow, Nobel laureate Gary Becker, argued in 2013 that "a carbon tax would encourage producers and consumers to shift toward energy sources that emit less carbon - such as toward (natural) gas-fired power plants and away from coal-fired plants - and generate greater demand for electric and flex-fuel cars and lesser demand for conventional gasoline-powered cars." In the Wall Street Journal, the Hoover Institution scholars said their tax would be practical and market-friendly, "not for financing some other government programs." With so many partisans antiscience, antieconomics and antichange, the Republican Party, once strong and sensible, now resembles a huddle of trembling polar bears, trapped on a melting Arctic ice floe, drifting toward oblivion.
February 10, 2014 | EconTalk

Paul Sabin on Ehrlich, Simon and the Bet

Paul Sabin of Yale University and author of The Bet talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book. Sabin uses the bet between Paul Ehrlich and Julian Simon--a bet over whether natural resources are getting scarcer as population...
August 26, 2013

Divestment of Fossil Fuel Holdings Up for Vote by Silicon Valley Water District

Santa Clara Valley Water District is set to vote to drop fossil fuel holdings Tuesday. It would join San Francisco, Seattle and other cities as part of a burgeoning climate change protest against coal, oil and gas companies. Critics call it empty symbolism.
August 12, 2013 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

A Better Energy Future

July 29, 2013 | Works and Days

Life in the Twilight

Make up your own mind. Decide for yourself who should be our next president. NOTE: This is a mashup of the famous Apple 1984 Super Bowl ad. Search for the original on YouTube.
July 13, 2013 | Tom Sullivan Show (Fox Business)

Jeremy Carl on the Tom Sullivan Show

July 11, 2013 | Wall Street Journal

The North American Global Powerhouse

June 13, 2013 | Greentech Media

Condoleezza Rice Speaks to Electric Utility Industy at EEI 2013

April 30, 2013 | PR Newswire

Leon Panetta And George Shultz To Co-Chair 2nd Annual California Economic Summit