Considering Climate and Energy Policy in 2011
November 16, 2010
WASHINGTON ROUNDTABLE ON SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
On November 16, the George C. Marshall Institute convened a workshop to consider the direction of U.S. climate and energy policies in the wake of the mid-term elections.
Does cap-and-trade remain a viable legislative option? How will the new Congress react to the Administration's strategy of pushing climate and energy proposals in "chunks"? What new initiatives are likely to emerge? How will the ongoing regulatory efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency evolve and what impact will they have on legislative issues?
These are just some of the many questions surrounding U.S. climate and energy policy in the years to come. The Institute convened a panel of experts to discuss these and related questions.
The panel consisted of:
William O'Keefe, CEO of the Marshall Institute;
Mark Mills, Principal of Digital Power Capital and author of The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy;
Steve Hayward, F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; and
Jeff Holmstead, head of the Environmental Strategies Group at Bracewell & Giuliani and former Assistant Administrator at EPA for Air and Radiation