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William O'Keefe: February 2010
CEO, George C. Marshall Institute

William O'Keefe: February 2010

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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A prescription for an economic disaster

It is a horrible idea and EPA, given the recent comments by Administrator Lisa Jackson, may be coming to the same conclusion. Since greenhouse gas emissions are the byproduct of energy use to fuel economic growth and raise our standard of living, EPA regulation would inevitably involve attempting to regulate and manage the economy.

By William O'Keefe | February 23, 2010; 02:44 PM ET | Comments (6)

Reassess scientific knowledge

Attempting to use the recent snows to bolster assertions that either confirms or undermines the notion of human-caused global warming adds more confusion to the debate and misdirects where we should focus our attention. No small number of weather events are sufficient to draw a conclusion about human influence on the climate system

By William O'Keefe | February 18, 2010; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (4)

Let competition choose energy sources

If private companies are unwilling to risk their capital on new nuclear plants, why should the tax payer take on part of that risk? The answer is we shouldn't.

By William O'Keefe | February 11, 2010; 11:13 AM ET | Comments (15)

Solar and wind can't replace conventional power generation

The notion that so called green technologies can significantly replace fossil energy in a large way is a fiction and pursuing that illusion will only waste more taxpayer dollars. The most recent EIA Outlook document forecasts that by 2035 we...

By William O'Keefe | February 3, 2010; 01:20 PM ET | Comments (17)

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