New Directions for U.S. Energy Policy - Panel 2: Investing in Clean Energy Innovation
June 13, 2012
June 13, 2012
On October 20th, The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment gathered policymakers, industry leaders and academic experts to discuss current economic and environmental issues in U.S. water use and policy. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg opened the forum with welcoming remarks, and introduced former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin.
On October 20th, The Hamilton Project at Brookings and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment hosted a forum and released new papers highlighting opportunities for improving water management in the United States in the face of scarce water supplies. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin gave an introduction and roadmap of the event, and introduced California Governor Jerry Brown.
The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment joined forces on October 20th to gather experts on the topic of water policy, drought and climate change in the United States. California Governor Jerry Brown gave featured remarks on the landscape of water in the West, and emphasized his comittment to making water a "key issue."
On October 20th, The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment released new papers and held a forum focused on innovative policy recommendations to address the water crisis in the United States. The first panel opened with a discussion on the potential for market mechanisms to improve our country’s water management systems. Robert Glennon of the University of Arizona presented a new proposal and was joined in a roundtable discussion by Thomas Iseman of the U.S. Department of the Interior, William Phillimore of Paramount Farming Company, James Lochhead of Denver Water, and Ellen Hanak of the Public Policy Institute of California. Melissa Kearney of The Hamilton Project moderated the discussion.
Solutions to the country’s growing water challenges lie, in part, with the development and adoption of new innovative technologies, suggests the authors of a new paper for The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. On October 20th, the co-author Buzz Thompson of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment presented a new proposal to spur water innovation, and was joined in a roundtable discussion by Tamin Pechet of Banyan Water, Michael Markus of the Orange County Water District, and Peter Yolles of Water Smart Software. Roger Altman of Evercore moderated the discussion.
On October 20th, The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment hosted an event focused on innovative policy ideas to address water scarcity in the United States. The third panel discussion focused on the impact of climate change on America's water resources. Investor, Philanthropist and Advanced Energy Advocate Thomas Steyer moderated a discussion that included Noah Diffenbaugh of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Peter Gleick of The Pacific Institute, Wade Crowfoot of the Office of California Governor Jerry Brown, and Solomon Hsiang of UC Berkely. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin introduced the panel.
Water is a critical input to our economy and essential to the environment, emphasized Steven Denning, Chairman of General Atlantic and Chairman of the Board of Stanford University, during his closing remarks at The Hamilton Project/Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment's forum on October 20th. Denning delivered closing remarks and summarized the key topics discussed throughout the forum.
On September 10th, The Hamilton Project released two new papers and hosted a forum to explore opportunities for improving the economic prosperity and long-term sustainability of the U.S. fishing industry. The forum opened with remarks by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin. A roundtable discussion was held around the new proposal by Christopher Costello of UC Santa Barbara, and included Lee Crockett, Director of U.S. Oceans at the Pew Charitable Trusts; John Mimikakis, Associate Vice President of Oceans at the Environmental Defense Fund; John Pappalardo, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commercial Fisherman’s Alliance; and Captain Steve Tomeny of Steve Tomeny Charters. Melissa Kearney, Director of The Hamilton Project, moderated the roundtable.
On July 17th, the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a new report about the change in labor force participation and how it relates to the underlying demographic, structural and cyclical trends affecting the labor market. CEA Chairman Jason Furman joined The Hamilton Project to discuss the report and the implications these labor force changes have for outstanding challenges like lowering long-term unemployment, raising wages, and expanding the economy's potential. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin opened the forum.