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George Shultz & Bill Perry, Energy at Stanford

by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry
Thursday, October 20, 2016

George Shultz and William Perry discuss energy at Stanford on September 14, 2016.

Admiral James O. Ellis: Nuclear Energy, Stanford and SLAC 2016

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Admiral James O. Ellis discusses nuclear energy at Stanford University.

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California Needs A More Reliable Power Grid

by Commander David Slaytonvia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

California needs more reliable, secure and assured access to electricity. If you ask a resident of New York or New Jersey what they expect from their utility grid, you'll hear phrases like "reliability," "resilience" and "protection from long-lasting blackouts."

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The Energy Revolution

by James L. Sweeneyvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, August 4, 2016

Since the oil embargo of 1973, individuals, corporations, and other organizations have found ways to radically reduce energy use.

Analysis and Commentary

Renewable Or Reliable Energy? Why Not Both?

by Commander David Slaytonvia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, June 24, 2016

If you ask a resident of New York or New Jersey what they expect from their utility grid, you'll hear phrases like "reliability," "resilience" and "protection from long-lasting blackouts."

Analysis and Commentary

Tracking Global Carbon Revenues: A Survey Of Carbon Taxes Versus Cap-And-Trade In The Real World

by Jeremy Carl, David Fedorvia Science Direct
Monday, May 23, 2016

We investigate the current use of public revenues which are generated through both carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems. More than $28.3 billion in government “carbon revenues” are currently collected each year in 40 countries and another 16 states or provinces around the world.

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Energy Innovation Needs New Private-Sector Push

by Arun Majumdar, John Deutch, Norman Augustine, George P. Shultzvia Bloomberg
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Two months after the end of the Paris climate summit, it seems natural to ask: What are the next steps? Do we need to do more?

James Sweeney: Energy Efficiency: The Bad, the Good and the Reality

by James L. Sweeney
Monday, November 30, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow James Sweeney discusses energy efficiency on November 30, 2015.

George Shultz and Admiral (ret.) James Ellis: Reinventing Nuclear Energy

by George P. Shultz, Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

George Shultz and Admiral (ret.) James Ellis discuss "Reinventing Nuclear Energy" at the GCEP Symposium on October 14, 2015.

Analysis and Commentary

China’s Children And Climate Change — The Left Is Against Them Both

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Monday, November 2, 2015

They came for Feng Jianmei without warning. She was seven months pregnant. They kidnapped her, strapped her down, and killed her unborn child because she and her husband could not pay their fine.

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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
Stanford

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.

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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.

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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.

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Hoover fellows Sidney Drell (left) and George Shultz

Nuclear Enterprise Conference

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Hoover Institution hosted the Nuclear Enterprise Conference during October 3–4, 2011, a group that contained Hoover senior fellows George P. Shultz and Sidney Drell. The purpose of this conference was to bring together informed scientists and engineers, thoughtful economists, and experts in public policy to explore the similarities and differences in the nuclear energy and nuclear weapons arenas, with the goal of contributing to the discourse surrounding the ongoing reassessment prompted by the recent events in Fukushima, Japan.

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Terry Anderson

Seminar features Hoover senior fellow Terry Anderson

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
University Auditorium

Terry Anderson, the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the executive director of PERC—the Property and Environment Research Center—a think tank in Bozeman, Montana, that focuses on market solutions to environmental problems. Anderson presented a talk titled “Confessions of a Rational Optimist” at the University Auditorium of the Classic Residence by Hyatt on March 9.

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Governor Schwarzenegger

Hoover’s Energy Task Force Hosts Conference on Key Issues

Friday, January 22, 2010

Key energy issues that could be favorably influenced by effective public policies at the state, local, and federal level were discussed at a conference hosted by the Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy on January 19 and 20.

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visits the Hoover Institution

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy’s “Conference on Evaluating America’s Energy Policies One Year into the Obama Administration” was held at Stanford University’s Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on January 19.

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George P. Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, moderates the Energy Task Force meeting.

Task Force on Energy Policy

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Hoover

The Hoover Institution’s Task Force on Energy Policy met at Hoover on September 9. Task force members discussed energy issues including synthetic biology, nuclear energy, research, and legislation.

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George P. Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, moderates the Energy Task Force meeting.

Task Force on Energy Policy

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Hoover

The Hoover Institution’s Task Force on Energy Policy met at the Hoover Institution on June 23. Task force members discussed “A Primer on Synthetic Biology: An Emerging Paradigm of Genetic Engineering,” as well as energy efficiency, distributed energy, and the paper “Past Must Not Be Prologue.”

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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.