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Area 45: The Environment

interview with Terry Anderson, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Trump, the Environment, and the Free Market.

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The Libertarian: Trump's Energy Plan And The Environment

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Is the president's new energy agenda a nod towards free markets or an abandonment of environmental leadership?

Analysis and Commentary

The Small Towns Trump Is Hurting By His Denial Of Climate Change

by Craig Fugate, Alice Hillvia Newsweek
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Why does the administration want to hide information from the American people? Within minutes of Donald Trump taking the oath of office on Inauguration Day, all information about climate change disappeared from the White House website.

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.

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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. Cochranevia 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
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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.

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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.