2011 03 22 Brookings Next Energy Project Update

2011 03 22 Brookings Next Energy Project Update - The...

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The Brookings Next Energy Project A Case Study of Science Policy In Real Time!
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Brookings Next Energy Project l Great Lakes Economic Development Strategy l An Opportunity: Election of 2006 l UM Initiatives l Brookings Next Energy Project l Launch of Brookings Report l Followup l What ` s Next?
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Great Lakes Study l Brookings Metropolitan Program (Bruce Katz) l Great Lakes Study (John Austin) l Key Findings l Key Recommendations
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An Opportunity: 2006 Election l Democratic Congress l Mr. Chairman Returns l Michigan Centric Study l Hydrogen Initiative Committee l Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute l Concern: Inadequate Support from Michigan Delegation l Conclusion: Expand Effort to Great Lakes
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Great Lakes Energy Strategy l Core Team: UM, UW, UI, OSU, MSU l Concept: e-DII: l energy discovery innovation institutes z l Brookings strategy: 2008
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Brookings Next Energy Project l Expand to Great Lakes and Mountain West States l Technical Team l National Energy Research Network l Development of Concept Paper l Circulation for Review: Summer 2008 l Obama Transition Team l Early Allies: NASULGC, AAU, NAS, DOE Labs, Industry
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Launch of Brookings Report l Preliminary Work (Congress, Administration) l Press Conference (February 9 at NPC) l The Pitch
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Followup l Administration l Obama Science Team l John Holdren, Kei Koizumi, Tom Kalil l Steve Chu, Kristina Johnson, Steve Koonin l Carol Browner l Meetings: Koizumi, Chu, Kalil, l Congress l Bart Gordon l Henry Waxman (replaced Dingell), Markey
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Today There are few contemporary challenges facing our nation more threatening than the unsustainable nature of our current energy infrastructure. Every aspect of contemporary society is dependent upon the availability of clean, affordable, flexible, and sustainable energy resources.
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Yet l Our current energy infrastructure, heavily dependent upon hydrocarbons, is unsustainable. l Global oil and gas production is expected to peak within the next several decades. l The burning of fossil fuels poses increasingly unacceptable risk to both humankind and the environment, particularly within the context of global climate change. l The security of our nation is threatened by our reliance on foreign energy imports from politically unstable regions of the world.
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Global Oil Production l Recent analyses of petroleum production and known reserves suggest that global oil production could peak as early as the next decade (with gas production peaking a decade later). l
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