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New Report Advocates Tax Reforms to Promote Energy Efficiency

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A new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) makes six recommendations for tax reform that will promote energy efficiency and boost the domestic economy. ACEEE argues that its reform recommendations will remove barriers to efficiency investments,…

International Energy Agency Releases Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report on renewable energy market trends and projections in the medium-term (from now through 2017). The report offers detailed analysis of 12 OECD countries plus China, India, and Brazil, which, combined, generate…

Advanced Energy Economy Institute Report Quantifies the Economic Impact of Advanced Energy

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Earlier this month Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEEI) released a report that analyzes the advanced energy market, its impact on national and global economies, and key trends within its market segments. AEEI commissioned Pike Research to perform this analysis and…

President Obama’s Inaugural Speech Highlights Climate Change as a National Priority

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President Obama reignited the conversation on climate change during his inaugural speech Monday morning. He devoted eight sentences to the issue of climate change, more than he did for any other subject in his speech. This was a crucial moment…

Energy Innovation Publishes Paper on the Impacts of Extreme Temperatures

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Energy Innovation has recently released a report about extreme temperatures and their weather-related impacts. The report, “Extremes Become the Norm,” was originally published in 2009, but has been updated with current information about global temperatures and major weather events, as…

AEIC Releases Report on Unleashing Private-Sector Energy Innovation

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The American Energy Innovation Council just released a new staff report, Unleashing Private-Sector Energy R&D: Insights from Interviews with 17 R&D Leaders, by Jeffrey Rissman and Maxine Savitz. The report investigates an issue that is central to technological progress in…

Calthorpe Discusses the Future of China’s Cities

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In early December, Fortune Magazine published an article about urban designer Peter Calthorpe, discussing the need to change the structure of Chinese cities as the country continues to urbanize. Calthorpe has been working with Chinese developers and is helping plan…

Hank Paulson on China’s Potential for Sustainable Urbanization

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On December 4th the New York Times published an op-ed piece by Henry (Hank) Paulson discussing China’s need for sustainable urbanization as the country’s population continues to grow and migrate to cities. Paulson is former Chief Executive Officer of Goldman…

Clean Energy Endeavors Launched

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We have just launched a new section of our website: Clean Energy Endeavors (CEE). CEE includes short profiles of 33 companies and projects across the U.S. in the clean energy and energy efficiency fields. While some of the energy security,…

Stanford, Brookings Experts Recommend that REITs and MLPs be Extended to Renewable Energy Investment

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  Smarter Finance for Cleaner Energy makes the argument that innovation in the advanced energy sector will be stifled so long as conventional energy projects have better access to low-cost capital.  This policy proposal, published by the Steyer-Taylor Center for…