Reuters/Mike Blake - A parking structure at the University of California San Diego uses innovative solar trees to collect renewable energy from the Sun February 8, 2011.

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Alternative Energies Debate—All Things Considered on the Net Benefits of Low and No-Carbon Electricity Technologies

September 11, 2014, Charles Frank

Charles Frank responds to Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, explaining the various factors that impact the net benefits of low and no-carbon electricity technologies.

  • In the News

    Ethiopia has managed to grow very rapidly. The country has no oil but may become an exporter of energy thanks to its bet on renewable energy.

    May 7, 2014, Amadou Sy, International Business Times
  • Interview | The SAIS Review of International Affairs

    Evolution and Realities of Piracy and Illegal Fishing in African Gulfs

    December 9, 2013, Vanda Felbab-Brown

  • In the News

    A focus on reducing emissions by all — which is contingent on developed country support on climate finance, adaptation and capacity building — can help establish a more holistic narrative tying together the myriad threads of the negotiations. As a medium-sized country, Peru can develop and drive forward this narrative and avoid polarizing debates between the North and South that undermine the talks.

    December 2, 2013, Timmons Roberts, ClimateWire
  • In the News

    The State Department report will make it much harder for Obama to justify rejecting the Keystone project. Still, it has become a highly visible and emotionally charged symbol of an often diffuse issue, and it is where many leading environmental organizations have chosen to draw the line.

    March 14, 2013, William A. Galston, The New Republic
  • Interview | NPR's The Diane Rehm Show

    Environmental Outlook: Air Pollution In China

    March 5, 2013, Kenneth G. Lieberthal

  • In the News

    There's going to be a demand for revenue, essentially, for the United States government to close its budget deficit over the coming years, and a carbon tax is one way where there's a possibility of taxing so-called bad CO2 emissions and off setting that with tax reductions on capital or income and this could have a positive effect of improving effiency and stimulating economic growth.

    November 30, 2012, Joshua Meltzer, Sky Business
  • In the News

    But the discussion in the United States is different now, even from a month ago. [Hurricane Sandy] demonstrated to a large part of the country that we are certainly vulnerable to the kind of events we might see under climate change. People see now that it is related it to our national security.

    November 28, 2012, Nathan Hultman, Los Angeles Times
  • Interview | E&E TV's OnPoint

    July 17, 2012, Ted Gayer

  • In the News

    I'm frankly quite uninspired by the new thematic approach to Rio+20. It's very incrementalist and it's not really thinking about the big environmental goals, which is what do we really need to do about energy and environment over the next 50 years.

    June 15, 2012, Nathan Hultman, The Guardian
  • In the News

    ...[O]ne big challenge for anyone who's proposing geoengineering methods is how to even begin to explain this to the general public, and then begin to make this credible.

    June 2, 2012, Barry Rabe, The Huffington Post

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