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The Smart Approach to Development: Incorporate Science

How can science deliver solutions to global development problems? That was the question before us at one of the panels I moderated during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions 2013, or “Summer Davos,” the week of September 9 in Dalian, China. Of course, we all knew science could not solve all challenges [...]

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Observations

The future of electricity: Going beyond the light switch

For the past year or so, I’ve been working on a documentary project with Detroit Public Television called "Beyond the Light Switch." It’s taken me from the ARPA-e conference in Washington, D.C., to the frack fields of North Texas. I’ve interviewed folks ranging from the McCulloughs, a wheat and wind farming family, to U.S. Secretary [...]

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Plugged In

Country of imports – a closer look at Luxembourg’s energy sector

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In the U.S., much of the energy dialogue has been around the inherent risk in depending on other countries to meet its energy needs. But, in Luxembourg – a country that imports essentially ALL of its energy supply – “energy security” takes an even more prominent role. According to a new report by the International [...]

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Plugged In

Clean Power Plan includes focus on climate, health, and security

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On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially released their highly anticipated rule for carbon emissions reductions in existing power plants. The numerous statements released by the EPA and White House revealed three themes – climate change, public health, and energy security. According to the EPA’s announcement: “At the direction of President Obama and [...]

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Plugged In

What we really mean is energy security

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We can’t insulate ourselves from global oil markets, but we can have more control.

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