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

William O'Keefe: March 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.

Archive: William O'Keefe: March 2010

Just another political scam

If truth in advertising requirements applied to political slogans and proposals, energy independence would never have survived its first utterance from President Nixon.

By William O'Keefe | March 31, 2010; 06:40 AM ET | Comments (14)

Cost is a challenge to CCS

Carbon capture and sequestration is neither a magic bullet nor hype. It is an option, but only one, in the portfolio of potential actions for reducing emissions

By William O'Keefe | March 25, 2010; 03:57 PM ET | Comments (3)

Economy is too large for offsets

Emission offsets are elegant in theory but ugly in practice. They prove that what is appealing in a scholarly paper might have a lot less appeal and practicality when attempted in practice.

By William O'Keefe | March 19, 2010; 02:20 PM ET | Comments (4)

Understand the context first

The report that methane is bubbling from the Arctic faster than expected will encourage other scientists to undertake additional research to replicate, validate and extend our knowledge and understanding about arctic methane releases and their implications

By William O'Keefe | March 10, 2010; 02:17 PM ET | Comments (7)

Establish decision-making foundation

The discussion of alternatives should begin with a new paradigm. For the past 20 years, the foundation for climate legislation has been projections of an impending catastrophe. What we have seen over that period of time is a climate which has not been a lot different than that existed over comparable periods since the end of the Little Ice Age

By William O'Keefe | March 5, 2010; 09:37 AM ET | Comments (2)

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