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The Future of Driving

by George P. Shultz, Robert C. Armstrongvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In the next decade, prepare to see driverless cars, electric vehicles, and other high-tech innovations on the roadways. 

California's Electricity Policy Future: Beyond 2020

by Jeremy Carl, Dian Grueneichvia Analysis
Thursday, July 3, 2014

California has embarked upon an unprecedented effort to transform its electricity system. Whatever the specific challenges that the state may face in doing so between now and 2050 or even 2030, policymakers will be better equipped to address them with...

Game Changers: Energy on the Move
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Game Changers In Energy Making Moves At Stanford, MIT

quoting George P. Shultzvia
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

At the country’s leading universities, thousands of new ideas are being explored and developed, so it’s difficult for anyone to determine which ones are truly the next game changers. But in a new book, Game Changers: Energy on the Move, Director of MIT Energy Initiative Robert Armstrong and Stanford’s Hoover Institute Distinguished Fellow George Shultz have used their expertise to identify transforming innovations in the energy sector.

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Rethinking the Keystone Pipeline

quoting George P. Shultzvia The New Yorker
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

One of the recurring arguments in favor of Keystone XL—the hard-fought “bullet pipeline” that would create a direct link between the Alberta oil sands and the Gulf of Mexico—is that its defeat won’t keep oil in the ground or keep carbon out of the atmosphere. 

Game Changers: Energy on the Move

Game Changers: Energy on the Move

by George P. Shultz, Robert C. Armstrongvia Hoover Press
Monday, June 16, 2014

The United States needs reliable and inexpensive energy to propel our economy and protect our national security interests.

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George Shultz: In Search of Assertiveness and Common Ground

interview with George P. Shultzvia Stanford Daily
Thursday, May 29, 2014

This is a transcript of an interview with George Shultz, the U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan. This interview is part of The Daily’s “Ideas of an International Order” series, running from April 27-30, 2014, which explores the potential for evolving and contrasting concepts of an international system in the 21st century, and what America can or should do in response.

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Congress Should Put a Price on Carbon Pollution

with George P. Shultz, Gary S. Beckervia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

More than 700 companies that drive the U.S. economy - including Microsoft, Owens Corning, General Motors, the Portland Trail Blazers and candymaker Mars - have signed a declaration calling for national action on climate change. According to a new report by the environmental data company CDP, more than two dozen of the nation's leading corporations are planning for the future with the expectation that carbon emissions fees will be one of the steps the federal government will take to address climate change. The goals of carbon pricing include curbing our fossil fuel use...

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A Mission Gone Wrong

with George P. Shultz, Edwin Meese IIIvia New Yorker
Monday, January 6, 2014

Overseas, the U.S. approach to drugs still looks a lot like war. The D.E.A., assisted by the U.S. military, acts as an international police force, coordinating with foreign militaries through a network of offshore bases. Operation Anvil, like many of its predecessors, combined the legal framework of a police action with the hardware and the rhetoric of war. Honduras is often referred to as “downrange”; drug traffickers are “the enemy”; the Mosquito Coast is a “battlespace.”

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The Invisible Man: Bill Burns and The Secret Iran Talks

with Henry A. Kissinger, Condoleezza Ricevia Reuters
Wednesday, January 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The night before a round of high-stakes nuclear talks with Iran, U.S. President Barack Obama told his chief of staff he had absolute confidence we have the right team on the field.Obama


Game Changers: Energy on the Move

Introducing Game Changers, a joint Hoover-MIT book on energy innovation

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative recently released Game Changed: Energy on the Move, a new book edited by Hoover distinguished fellow George Shultz and Director of the MIT Energy Initiative Robert C. Armstrong on the historic and current innovations on energy.

Game Changers: Energy on the Move

Game Changers Explores a Cheaper, Cleaner, and More Secure National Energy System

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Hoover Institution and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) released the product of a multiyear collaboration:  Game Changers: Energy on the Move.

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Energy Task Force Meeting

Meeting of Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy

Friday, September 20, 2013

On September 20, the Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy met to discuss technological and policy evolution in the rapidly-evolving transportation fuel sector.


Shultz speaks at 2013 Stanford-MIT Game-Changers Workshop

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, and the Hoover Institution have been working for the past two years on identifying game-changing energy technologies to boost America’s long-term economic growth and address serious energy challenges, including climate change and today’s global energy enterprises. They gathered in Washington, DC, on Thursday, March 7, 2013, for the Game-Changers Workshop.

Hoover fellow Sidney Drell with President Obama at the White House ceremony.

President Obama presents National Medal of Science to Sidney Drell

Sunday, February 3, 2013

President Barack Obama named twelve scientists, including Sidney Drell, Hoover senior fellow and member of the Hoover Institution's Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy, as winners of the National Medal of Science. Established by the 86th Congress in 1959, the award is given to those individuals “deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, or engineering sciences.” In 1980 Congress expanded this recognition to include the social and behavioral sciences. President Obama presented Drell with the award at a White House ceremony on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Power Association of Northern California (PANC) president Les Guliasi (left) and

Carl on electricity regulation in California

Friday, November 30, 2012

Jeremy Carl, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy, along with Dian Grueneich, a former California Utilities commissioner, and their coauthors David Fedor and Cara Goldenberg, released a paper titled Renewable and Distributed Power in California; Simplifying the Regulatory Maze on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. George P. Shultz, the Thomas and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow and chair of the Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy, announced the release of this study Wednesday afternoon at a meeting of the Power Association of Northern California, a trade group made up of leading figures in California’s power industry.

The Nuclear Enterprise: High-Consequence Accidents: How to Enhance Safety and Mi

World-Renowned Nuclear Experts Analyze Risks and Rewards of the Nuclear Enterprise in a new book edited by George P. Shultz and Sidney D. Drell

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hoover Institution Press today released The Nuclear Enterprise: High-Consequence Accidents: How to Enhance Safety and Minimize Risks in Nuclear Weapons and Reactors, a book edited by George P. Shultz and Sidney D. Drell in which contributors examine risks associated with the nuclear enterprise of weapons and power plant accidents. This book emphasizes the importance of adopting essential safety and security measures so as to minimize these risks globally in view of the potentially devastating consequences of accidents in the nuclear enterprise.

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Hoover fellow George Shultz 'walks the talk' on clean energy

Hoover fellow George Shultz on energy: It's personal

Thursday, July 12, 2012

George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution and chair of the Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy, leads a group preparing to propose a federal carbon tax to slash US greenhouse gas emissions and oil consumption, an unlikely policy coming from a Republican Party statesman. Shultz, however, is confident that, when the time is right, conservatives will support a carbon tax for a number of reasons.

Shultz speaks at the Energy Security Initiative at Brookings

Shultz speaks at Energy Security Initiative at Brookings

Monday, October 31, 2011

With increasing demands on our nation’s electric grid and its impact on energy security, the Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Energy Task Force and the Brookings Institution’s Energy Security Initiative teamed up to examine Distributed Power Systems (DPS), a combination of distributed generation sources and grid storage. Click here to view the video of the event.

Former secretary of state George P. Shultz (left) and former US senator John W.

Shultz discusses national energy policy at a conference hosted by Stanford

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, shares his ideas on how to enact a national energy policy, emphasizing that a new US energy policy must highlight oil's damage to national and economic security.



The Hoover Institution's Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.


As a result of volatile and rising energy prices and increasing global concern about climate change, two related and compelling issues—threats to national security and adverse effects of energy usage on global climate—have emerged as key adjuncts to America’s energy policy; the task force will explore these subjects in detail. The task force’s goals are to gather comprehensive information on current scientific and technological developments, survey the contingent policy actions, and offer a range of prescriptive policies to address our varied energy challenges. The task force will focus on public policy at all levels, from individual to global. It will then recommend policy initiatives, large and small, that can be undertaken to the advantage of both private enterprises and governments acting individually and in concert.