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Analysis and Commentary

100% Renewables By 2050 -- Germany Pays The Price For Its Ambition

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Friday, March 31, 2017

Germany has set the most ambitious agenda for renewable energy. According to Germany’s Enegiewende program, the share of renewables in electricity generation should reach 45 percent by 2030 and 100% by half century. Complicating matters is Germany’s Atomstop decision to close down its nuclear power plants under pressure from the powerful Green movement.

In the News

A Conservative Plan To Combat Global Warming

mentioning George P. Shultzvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A carbon tax is the simplest and economically most efficient way to limit carbon dioxide emissions. Ideally, the tax would be imposed on businesses and households at the same time that cumbersome environmental regulations are eliminated.

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Area 45: Tax Reform During The Forty-Fifth Presidency

interview with John H. Cochrane , Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tax reform: What the president and congress should consider.

In the News

2016 Proved Reducing Emissions Is Not The Top Goal For Influential Green Groups

quoting John H. Cochrane via Forbes
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

If the primary goal for the Sierra Club and other top environmental organizations is the reduction of emissions, as they would like the public to believe, they would support a revenue neutral carbon tax like the one proposed by Initiative 732, a Washington State ballot measure whose fate will be decided today.

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Climate Wars Heat Up

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Rancor over climate change has turned ExxonMobil into a scapegoat—free speech be damned. 

Condoleezza Rice
In the News

Energy Seminar: Condoleezza Rice

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Stanford Graduate School of Business
Monday, October 17, 2016

Join us to hear Professor Rice’s latest insights into Energy, sponsored by Precourt Institute for Energy.

In the News

California Energy Collaboration Symposium

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The California Energy Commission and the Department of the Navy met at Stanford University's Hoover Institution on October 12th to formalize a partnership to help Navy and Marine Corps installations in the state transition to renewable energy alternatives to meet California and the U.S. Department of Defense climate and energy goals.

Analysis and Commentary

California's Faux Environmentalism

by Carson Brunovia The Orange County Register
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed two high-profile anti-climate change bills – Senate Bill 32 and Assembly Bill 197 – which double down on California’s already aggressive environmental efforts despite the fact that they aren’t working as planned. 

Jeremy Carl

Jeremy Carl On The Power Line Show: Ep. 42 (7:11)

interview with Jeremy Carlvia Power Line
Friday, September 2, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Jeremy Carl discusses energy, the environment, carbon taxes, and the presidential election.


James Sweeney: The Impact And Influence Of California’s Ambitious Global Warming Legislation

interview with James L. Sweeneyvia Stanford News
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Hoover Institution fellow James Sweeney weighs-in on the influence and impact of California’s landmark climate change legislation AB 32, and the potential impact of SB 32.


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The 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.