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For energy reform advocates, lessons from health care

August 2nd, 2010

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This piece was originally published in The Washington Post.

With the United States struggling to recover from a job-killing recession, a Democratic president asks a Democratic Congress to pass sweeping reform of a major sector of the economy. “We can no longer afford to continue to ignore what is wrong,” he explains. “We must fix this system, and it has to begin with congressional action.” The public, however, rejects this plea. The proposal dies in Congress, and recriminations begin. Chastened and disappointed, advocates regroup and seek a new path forward.

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A Carbon Price is a Bet America Needs to Make

May 26th, 2010

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This piece was originally posted on Huffington Post.

China today is driven by one number: eight. That’s the annual percentage growth in GDP China needs to lift the more than one-third of its population still mired in poverty into the middle class. That’s 600 million people in a country of 1.3 billion.

And how does China plan to do this?

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The Global Green Energy Race

March 2nd, 2010

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This piece was originally published in Forbes.

In the new decade, who is going to take the gold in the global clean energy market? Is America even in the running?

The answer is that the U.S. is behind in clean energy, but it’s certainly not out of it. The nature of American ingenuity, its market system, and the fact that it’s the best place to start a business means that even if it’s lagging, that can be turned around quickly.

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