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Department of Energy's National Labs Can Also Be Regional Hubs

By Mark Muro, Scott Andes and Matthew SteppThe Department of Energy’s 17 national laboratories are a $12.5 billion network of potentially transformative basic and applied R&D hubs located in or near many of the nation’s metropolitan areas....

Posted September 15, 2014    

New EPA Carbon Rules Tackle CO2 from the 'Bottom Up"

The Washington policy machine will in the coming days fully analyze the Obama administration’s proposed rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s power plants. And for good reason:Yesterday’s announcement is a genuinely big deal...

Posted June 3, 2014    

Banking on the States

With Washington embroiled in unproductive energy arguments this fall it’s a great time to look elsewhere in America for smart, constructive problem-solving.Specifically, it’s a great time—in the realm of energy policy--to look at what’s going on in...

Posted September 12, 2012    

Climate optimism—and realism

So it was great to have some of my Brookings Institution work on energy innovation and the coming cleantech subsidy pull-back called out in David Leonhardt’s surprisingly optimistic essay on climate change mitigation in this weekend’s New York Times...

Posted July 25, 2012