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Stanford Roundtable Talks Climate Change

quoting George P. Shultzvia Stanford Daily
Monday, October 27, 2014

Raising the cost of water, taxing companies for the use of carbon and making global warming a more personal issue were some ideas to combat society’s indifference towards climate issues discussed in this year’s Roundtable.

Green Energy
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Stanford Roundtable 2014 Brings Climate Change to the Fore

mentioning George P. Shultzvia Stanford News
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Extreme weather and rising sea levels are no longer abstract projections for the future. Climate change is a real phenomenon, happening here and now. And it's a problem that thinkers around the globe and at Stanford are coming together to solve.

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Can A Carbon Tax Create Jobs, Jobs, Jobs?

quoting George P. Shultzvia Forbes
Monday, October 6, 2014

Yes, it could. And it should create many more than it destroys, so long as the revenue is spent wisely.

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Two Stanford Professors Earn National Medal of Science

featuring Burton Richtervia Stanford News
Friday, October 3, 2014

At the White House Friday morning, President Obama awarded the National Medal of Science to Stanford Professors Emeriti Thomas Kailath and Burton Richter. The award is the nation's highest honor for achievement in the fields of science and engineering.

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George Shultz: “Climate is changing,” and we need more action

featuring George P. Shultzvia MIT News
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

You might not picture former Secretary of State George Shultz PhD ’49 as someone who drives an electric car, or has solar panels on the roof of his home. But he does — and Shultz has become a vocal proponent of action to combat climate change.

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Q&A: The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax

mentioning George P. Shultzvia National Geographic
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

As world leaders convene at the United Nations this week for a climate change summit, the overarching question is how, exactly, to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions. (See "With UN Climate Summit Opening, Marchers Rallied Around the World.")

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Gov. Brown Pushes for Climate Change Legislation at UN Summit

quoting Jeremy Carlvia KFBK
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown is speaking at the United Nations Climate Summit today in New York.


Jeremy Carl on the Lars Larson Show

interview with Jeremy Carlvia Lars Larson Show
Monday, September 22, 2014

Research Fellow Jeremy Carl discusses the energy revolution on the Lars Larson Show, broadcasting live from the Hoover Institution.

The State Clean Energy Cookbook

The State Clean Energy Cookbook: A Dozen Recipes for State Action on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

by George P. Shultz, Jeremy Carl, David Fedorvia Analysis
Thursday, September 11, 2014

States are increasingly becoming the locus of domestic energy policy-making. Hoover's Energy Policy Task Force collaborated with former US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chair Jeff Bingaman and Stanford's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance to find "what works?. The result is a dozen "recipes" for affordable, clean, and secure energy policies that have already been implemented in a variety of U.S. states with good overall results.

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Far From The Political Fray, States Get Greener

quoting Jeremy Carlvia MSNBC
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Democrats and Republicans in Washington, D.C. may be at loggerheads over carbon emissions, but things are different on the state level.


Wohlford Family Senior Fellow
Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow
Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow
Visiting Fellow
Senior Fellow
Tad and Dianne Taube Director | Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy
Robert and Marion Oster Distinguished Military Fellow
Senior Fellow
W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs, Emeritus
Senior Fellow
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics

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.