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Who’s To Blame For California’s Planned Power Outages? Some Say PG&E, Others Say Politicians

quoting Bill Whalenvia Mercury News
Thursday, October 31, 2019

The repeated power shutoffs imposed to avoid sparking wildfires around the state have left many Californians furious and looking for someone — or something — to blame. Some critics join Gov. Gavin Newsom in pointing to a warming climate that scientists say is increasing the likelihood of wildfires and at PG&E for failing adequately to plan for that increase, while at the same time enriching its executives and shareholders.

Analysis and Commentary

The World In 50 Years: Amy Zegart

featuring Amy Zegartvia Quartz
Thursday, October 31, 2019

We asked some of the boldest thinkers what the world will be like in 50 years. Here’s what their answers tell us about the future.

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The Libertarian: Moving Left On Energy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Green energy policies at the state and federal level are starting to have an impact — in all the wrong ways.

In the News

Announcing 'Huawei, 5G And National Security: A Lawfare Compilation,' A New Lawfare E-Book

mentioning Herbert Linvia Lawfare Blog
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A new Lawfare Institute e-book, "Huawei, 5G and National Security: A Lawfare Compilation," is now available on Kindle.

In the News

U.S. Technology Control Policy Not Likely To Stop China's Hi-Tech Development: Scholar

quoting Andrew Grottovia Xinhua (China)
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

U.S. government policy on controlling technology exports to China won't likely halt the Asian country's pace of hi-tech development, a Stanford scholar said Tuesday.

Perspectives on PolicyFeatured

Reducing Carbon Emissions With Nuclear Power

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via PolicyEd
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

If we’re going to move to a low-carbon future in a way that makes fiscal and environmental sense, nuclear power needs to play a continuing, critical role.

In the News

HAI 2019 Fall Conference: Conversation, With Reid Hoffman And DJ Patil

mentioning Amy Zegartvia The Stanford Daily
Monday, October 28, 2019

The two technologists, in conversation with Hoover Institution fellow Amy Zegart, shared visions for ethical education, concerns for data privacy and the need for integrating technology in policy-making — bridging “the suits and the hoodies,” as Hoffman jokingly said — while acknowledging that the misuse of technology could lead to unintended harm.

In the News

After Baghdadi, A Candidate To Lead ISIS Emerges

quoting Cole Bunzelvia CNN Politics
Monday, October 28, 2019

What remains of ISIS -- the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria -- is yet to acknowledge the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who died in a raid by US forces in northern Syria on Saturday.

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New York’s Pipeline Fiasco

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 28, 2019

The seeds of the current crisis lie in our perverse system of permit approvals.

In the News

Cryptocurrencies Could Eliminate Banking’s Easiest Moneymaker

quoting Darrell Duffievia Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Banks earn big profits by paying minuscule interest on deposits and charging large credit card fees. Digital currencies are about to disrupt that.

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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.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.