Unilateral sanctions targeting Russia come at cost to transatlantic relationship

As published on January 9, 2019 in Euractiv US sanctions designed to undermine Russian natural gas exports to Europe specifically target European-based companies at the risk of further weakening an already fragile US-European relationship, write Martin Jirušek and Robert Dillon. Martin Jirušek is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Czech […]

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New Poll Shows Energy Choice Is Favored Way to Increase Use of Renewables

As published on January 6, 2020 in Morning Consult American consumers have a choice every time they purchase a product or service. Whether it’s where to go for dinner, which movie to watch, or what present to buy someone for a birthday, the freedom to choose is built into the design of our retail economy.  […]

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Opinion: Trump tilts at windmills

As published on January 20, in The Washington Examiner President Trump’s feud with wind power, stemming from his opposition to a wind project near his Scotland golf course, continues to shape his perspective on renewable energy. In his recent speech to Turning Point USA students in Florida, his statements opposing wind energy left even conservatives […]

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Sarah Hunt On Politico Panel: How the Environmental Crisis is Shaping 2020

Rainey Center Founder and CEO, Sarah E. Hunt joined a bi-partisan POLITICO panel to answer the question: Where are the opportunities for synergy and dialogue between the parties and how do we move forward together to tackle our changing climate? Held earlier this month, the panel titled How the Environmental Crisis is Shaping 2020 explored […]

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INSIGHT: U.S. Opposition to Nord Stream 2 May Have Unintended Consequences

Both the White House and Congress want to block Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline as part of U.S. sanctions on the country, but doing so could push the Kremlin closer to China, writes Robert Dillon of the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy.

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Inaugural LAMP Forum Convenes State Lawmakers For Energy Policy Exchange

Lawmakers representing different political parties and states gathered for the inaugural LAMP Forum in Los Angeles, California. This event featured three days of engaging dialogue between state policymakers and a diverse group of experts on the topic of energy innovation.

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America Should Support Everyone Who Has Served, Garrison Says

On Veterans Day, our Bishop Garrison called on Congress to support those who have served with the United States’ forces in Syria. Garrison, together with co-author Benjamin Haas, wrote in an article that Veterans Day is meant to remember everyone who has served.

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2020 Could Be A “Year To Remember” For Offshore Wind Energy

States along the U.S. East Coast are building offshore wind turbines as a renewable energy source. Our co-founder and CEO, Sarah Hunt, together with Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions' Charles Hernick, recently published an article about the potential for offshore wind and why the regulators ought to act promptly to encourage its development.

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We Need “A Serious National Discussion About Climate Policy," Hunt Says on C-SPAN

The primary race for the Democratic presidential nomination is heating up, and among many hot topics, voters want to know what the candidates are going to do about our warming globe. Rainey Center co-founder and CEO, Sarah Hunt, weighed in on the candidates and their plans on an Atlantic Council’s energy panel, titled, “Democratic Presidential […]

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How Do We Balance Security and Privacy in a World of Facial Recognition?

California’s Governor Newsom recently signed into law a state-wide ban on the use of facial recognition surveillance by law enforcement agencies. Our Bartlett Cleland explains in new article why this is a “decisive move” for individual privacy, but warns that the appropriate use of this technology is complicated.

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