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William O'Keefe: December 2009
CEO, George C. Marshall Institute

William O'Keefe: December 2009

William O'Keefe is CEO at the George C. Marshall Institute, a think tank that promotes better use of science in public policy. He is a former COO at the American Petroleum Institute.

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Surely not the real deal

Developing countries got an empty promise of a lot of money which they probably will never see. Given the governance of many developing countries, whatever money flows their way will probably end up in the pockets of corrupt rulers.

By William O'Keefe | December 23, 2009; 07:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cooperation on technology is necessary

This has been a continuing source of tension between rich and poor countries since COP-1 and there has been little progress because the COP process is predicated on an imminent catastrophe instead of a long term challenge that will take a long term perspective to address effectively.

By William O'Keefe | December 15, 2009; 09:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

It's all about priorities

A balanced economic, energy and climate policy based on carbon intensity improvements would more likely be successful than one built on arbitrary reductions that can only be achieved by inflicting more harm on the economy. The Chinese have their priorities right. Congress and President Obama do not.

By William O'Keefe | December 1, 2009; 10:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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