Energy, Science & Technology

Energy

Filter By:

Subtopic

Type

Fellow

Research Team

Use comma-separated ID numbers for each author

Support the Hoover Institution

Join the Hoover Institution's community of supporters in advancing ideas defining a free society.

Support Hoover

EssaysFeatured

What Is To Be Done? Safeguarding Democratic Governance In The Age Of Network Platforms

by Niall Fergusonvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Once upon a time, only the elite could network globally. David Rockefeller—the grandson of the oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller—was a pioneer networker. According to a recent report, “He recorded contact information along with every meeting he had with about 100,000 people world-wide on white 3-by-5-inch index cards. He amassed about 200,000 of the cards, which filled a custom-built Rolodex machine, a 5-foot high electronic device.”

From the Conveners

A Letter from the Conveners

via Governance In An Emerging New World
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sharp changes are afoot throughout the globe. Demographics are shifting, technology is advancing at unprecedented rates, and these changes are being felt everywhere. How should we develop strategies to deal with this emerging new world? We can begin by understanding it.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the ICPP, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and notes that US has managed to increase output while reducing carbon dioxide emissions in 2017. Nobody else has done that. The real elephant in the room is China, whose emission total is twice ours, but they're still committed to a coal economy. They're trying to get everybody else to cooperate while knowing that China will not.

In the News

Conservation, Like Life, Requires Difficult Trade-Offs

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Cape Cod Times
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The expression “Everything in life is a trade-off” dates so far back the original attribution is uncertain. It summarizes why there are no easy or final answers to many questions. Economist Thomas Sowell said, “There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs.”

Blank Section (Placeholder)

Sunny Delusion

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

California recently enacted a law requiring solar roofs on all new homes. Wasteful and pointless, the measure will damage the state’s economy while doing nothing about climate change.

Freedom’s Virtues and Vulnerabilities: Hoover Fellows Pair Economic Optimism with Sobering National Security Warnings

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Can American freedom survive in today’s challenging world? That was a recurring question during two days of presentations at Hoover’s 2018 Fall Retreat, held from October 21–23 in Hoover’s David and Joan Traitel Building. In a comprehensive agenda of briefings developed exclusively for Hoover supporters, numerous fellows cheered America’s economic progress (helped by policies enacted under the advice of Hoover fellows) while also explaining daunting new challenges to America’s security.

News
Blank Section (Placeholder)

The Mayor of Tech Territory

by Markos Kounalakisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Cyberspace is often compared to the Wild West—but eventually the West was won and the frontier tamed. It’s time for our virtual villages to get civilized.

Blank Section (Placeholder)

Guardians and Gatekeepers

by Ralph Petersvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Every fresh form of communication adds to propaganda’s toolkit, but computers have unleashed profound new powers of disinformation. Tech titans need to insist on a transparent, open Internet.

Blank Section (Placeholder)

Turning over a New (Organic) Leaf

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Bioengineered crops help farmers and feed increasing numbers of people, but the organic industry still rejects them. New organic labels could, and should, make room for science.

Blank Section (Placeholder)

Diesel Duplicity

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018
In the name of climate change, European policy makers “nudged” millions of drivers into diesel-powered cars, swapping hypothetical hazards for very real harm.

Pages

Research Teams


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.