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Policy Proposals May 18, 2011

An Energy Technology Corporation Will Improve the Federal Government’s Efforts to Accelerate Energy Innovation

John M. Deutch proposes a series of best practices for government support of U.S. technology demonstration and a new institution, the Energy Technology Corpora…
Posts May 6, 2011

We Are What We Breathe: The Impacts of Air Pollution on Employment and Productivity

Despite modest improvement in April jobs numbers, the job gap — the number of U.S. jobs that must be created to return to pre-recession levels — is just under …
Policy Proposals December 1, 2008

A U.S. Innovation Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation

Two market problems in addressing climate change are lack of private incentive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and underinvestment by industry in R&D. This …
Policy Proposals July 1, 2008

Pay-As-You-Drive Auto Insurance: A Simple Way to Reduce Driving-Related Harms and Increase Equity

This paper argues that the current lump-sum pricing of auto insurance is inefficient and inequitable. It proposes and evaluates a simple alternative: pay-as-yo…
Policy Proposals October 30, 2007

A U.S. Cap-and-Trade System to Address Global Climate Change

This paper lays out the arguments for using cap-and-trade to address climate change and proposes a system that includes an upstream cap on CO2, a gradual downw…
Policy Proposals October 30, 2007

An Equitable Tax Reform to Address Global Climate Change

This paper describes a carbon tax swap that is revenue and distributionally neutral. The tax swap levies a tax on greenhouse gas emissions with revenue being u…
Policy Proposals October 1, 2007

An Economic Strategy to Address Climate Change and Promote Energy Security

This paper presents a strategy for addressing climate change and promoting energy security that includes pricing carbon and oil, investing in basic research on…
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