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Practical Pieces of the Energy Puzzle

Winter 2009


Forum


Budget doubling defended; Innovating for innovation; Better environmental treaties; Managing military reform; Not just for kids; Science and foreign policy; Biotech regulation; Research on patents; Yes to an RPS


From the Hill


Research funding flat in 2009 as budget stalls; NASA funding boost authorized; Climate change proposals multiply; Big boost in energy R&D funding supported


Perspective: Overcoming Stone Age Logic


Michael M. Crow


Perspective: Science on the Campaign Trail


Shawn Lawrence Otto, Sheril Kirshenbaum


Restoring and Protecting Coastal Louisiana


Donald F. Boesch, Gerald E. Galloway, Robert R. Twilley


The High Road for U.S. Manufacturing


Susan Helper


Practical Pieces of the Energy Puzzle: Climate Change: Think Globally, Assess Regionally, Act Locally


Charles F. Kennel


Practical Pieces of the Energy Puzzle: A Full-Court Press for Renewable Energy


Frank N. Laird


Practical Pieces of the Energy Puzzle: Low Carbon Fuel Standards


Daniel Sperling, Sonia Yeh

The most direct and effective policy for transitioning to low-carbon alternative transportation fuels is to spur innovation with a comprehensive performance standard for upstream fuel producers.


Practical Pieces of the Energy Puzzle: Reduce Greenhouse Gases Profitably


Richard Munson

A regulatory system that rewards energy companies for innovations that boost efficiency can appeal to environmentalists and industry alike.


Practical Pieces of the Energy Puzzle: Getting More Miles per Gallon


Anup Bandivadekar, Christopher Evans, John Heywood, Lynette Cheah


Practical Pieces of the Energy Puzzle: Energy Security for American Families


Lisa Margonelli

Helping moderate-income households invest in energy-efficient cars, appliances, and home retrofits would benefit financially struggling families as well as the U.S. economy.


Book Review: Growth without planetary blight


Sheldon Krimsky

The Bridge at the Edge of the World
, by
James Gustave Speth.


Book Review: Danger: Bell curve ahead


Michael J. Feuer

Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality
, by
Charles Murray.


Book Review: Follow the money


Melissa S. Anderson

Science for Sale: The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism
, by
Daniel S. Greenberg.


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