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China's Air Pollution

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, September 9, 2007

It is more or less inevitable that China's economy will spew out a lot of pollution, given its extraordinary rate of growth for over 20 years, and the abundant supplies of coal that fuel its power generation...

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Would Ronald Reagan Support the Law of the Sea Treaty If He Were President Today?

with George P. Shultzvia National Center for Public Policy Research
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Supporters of U.S. ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty often claim Ronald Reagan would support ratification of LOST (also referred to as UNCLOS, short for "United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea"), were he with us today...

Analysis and Commentary

How to Gain A Climate Consensus

by George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

We in the United States -- and we as global citizens -- live in what is, in many respects, a golden moment...

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Shultz to speak on energy panel at Stanford

with George P. Shultzvia Palo Alto Online
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Former Secretary of State George Shultz will be one of the panelists during a discussion of "Clean, Secure and Efficient Energy: Can We Have It All?" at Stanford Wednesday night...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Is Sound Energy Policy So Elusive?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Investor's Business Daily
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The House of Representatives spent the end of July debating the effect of regulatory burdens on energy producers — and, thus, the prices consumers pay...

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McCain makes second Farm visit

with Hoover Institution, Peter M. Robinsonvia Stanford Daily
Thursday, August 2, 2007

Before a large room of Silicon Valley venture capitalists and IT executives fiddling with ubiquitous Blackberries, presidential candidate and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) delivered the keynote address at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit yesterday afternoon...

Analysis and Commentary

Taming Iran and Russia through Europe's pocketbook

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Project Syndicate
Sunday, July 29, 2007

George W. Bush's disastrous war in Iraq has put Europe in a bind...

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Do National Security and Environmental Energy Policies Conflict?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 22, 2007

Individuals and groups support government regulation of energy use either because they are concerned about the negative effects of oil, gas, and other fossil fuels on the environment, or about the impact of demand for these fuels on national security...

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Do National Security and Environmental Energy Policies Conflict?

by Gary S. Beckervia Defining Ideas
Sunday, July 22, 2007

Prospects for consensus on energy policies are dim for the many approaches that put the environment ahead of national security.

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Bay Area and state warm up to solar energy, survey says

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Spreading one rooftop at a time, solar panels in California are finally generating serious power...

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Energy Policy Task Force


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.