Energy & Climate

Energy-related issues.

Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Climate Change Policy

October 19, 2010
| Reports

In climate change, as in all policy issues, economic philosophy has a significant influence on how people view both the problems and the solutions. For the first time, ITIF surveys four dominant schools of economic thought and analyzes how adherents approach policy options for climate change and energy policy. With climate change and major energy legislation stalled, maybe it is time to put aside fixed philosophical notions and take a practical look on ways to address climate change in an economically feasible way. The report reviews the principles and goals of each economic doctrine, and offers a critique of the advantages and limitations of each doctrine's contribution to addressing the challenge of climate change.

Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Climate Change

October 19, 2010
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The economic philosophies of public officials have a significant impact on the kinds of policies they embrace, from welfare or taxation to foreign affairs. What about climate change? With climate change and major energy legislation stalled, maybe it is time to put aside fixed philosophical notions and take a practical look on ways to address climate change in an economically feasible way. Read more »

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ARPA-E: The Little Program That Could

October 1, 2010
| Blogs & Op-eds

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or simply ARPA-E, was created in 2007 to spur innovation in new groundbreaking technologies to set the United States apart from the rest of the world as a leader in the new clean energy economy. It is modeled after DARPA, the defense research agency responsible for the internet, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and unmanned aerial vehicles. DARPA did all of this with a small, rotating staff of experts and minimal funding. ARPA-E has assembled a similarly nimble team of scientists, engineers, and innovators to make a big impact with a small budget. But instead of being hailed, ARPA-E is about to be given the bureaucratic equivalent of a death sentence.

Using IT to Create a More Sustainable World

July 13, 2010 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW
610A
Washington
DC
20005

From telepresence to smart meters, information technology (IT) is rapidly helping push the economy toward a more efficient, low-carbon future. But these tools are only the beginning. In this event, ITIF hosts a panel discussion with Dr. Read more »

Using IT to Create a More Sustainable World

July 13, 2010

From telepresence to smart meters, information technology (IT) is rapidly helping push the economy toward a more efficient, low-carbon future. But these tools are only the beginning. Join ITIF for a panel discussion with Dr. Bill Tomlinson, author of the recently published book from MIT Press Greening through IT: Information Technology for Environmental Sustainability to discuss specific examples of “green” uses of IT and how IT can be used to create more sustainable communities. Also participating on the panel will be John A. Read more »

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