What is a Clean Energy Standard? New video from the Rainey Center explains.

What is a "clean energy standard" and how does it create affordable, clean energy while lowering carbon emissions? This new video explains how technology neutral clean energy standards are emerging as a smart way to solve climate change. Sarah Hunt, CEO of the Rainey Center, explained in a recent white paper how one such proposal […]

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Hunt explains key energy storage elements of DOE's 2020 budget request

The Department of Energy (DOE) included new initiatives for advanced energy storage technologies in their fiscal year 2020 budget request to Congress. A step which Sarah E. Hunt, co-founder and CEO of the Rainey Center, says is critical to “integrating more clean energy into every portion of the power grid.”

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Garrison discusses how the 2020 Democratic candidates are trying to differentiate themselves

The field of candidates for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination is a crowded one, and each is doing their best to grab headlines. Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, discussed many of them, including Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and former vice president Joe Biden on MSNBC.

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What the United States can do to combat corporate espionage in the energy sector

Energy companies within the United States have been facing an increasing threat out of China: corporate espionage and intellectual property theft. This active assault threatens not only our economy but also our energy security and the future of energy innovation. Sarah Hunt, CEO of the Rainey Center and clean energy expert, recently explained in Protego […]

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Rainey Center supports reestablishing the Office of Technological Assessment

The Rainey Center recently joined with a diverse group of organizations and experts to call on the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations to provide funding for the reestablishment of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) as part of the fiscal year 2020 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill.

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Bishop Garrison authors short story, "Flicker On"

Experts speculate on what the impact will be of artificial intelligence (AI) as it continues to learn and integrate into more areas of our modern lives. In a recent short-fiction story published by VICE, our co-founder and president, Bishop Garrison, shares one possible future told through the experience of an AI soldier coping with the trauma […]

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Sarah Hunt explains the delay of the Kigali Amendment in CQ Magazine

The United States Senate seems to be close to the two-thirds vote needed to ratify the Kigali Amendment, a global treaty crafted in 2016 to limit hydrofluorocarbons. However, the treaty has yet to be sent to the Senate for a vote, causing many to wonder what is the source of the delay. In an article in […]

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Garrison calls on Congress to provide oversight, says Americans are ready for "stable leadership"

Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, joined strategist Brian Darling, founder and president of Liberty Government Affairs, on MSNBC again for a conversation about Attorney General William Barr’s upcoming Congressional testimony on the Mueller Report. They also discussed President Trump’s accusations of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) favoring candidates for the 2020 […]

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Garrison on the release of the Mueller report, Congress has the right to investigate

The Mueller report was recently released, and both parties have been spinning the information it contains to either praise the President or to call for further investigations. Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, joined Brian Darling, founder and president of Liberty Government Affairs, on MSNBC this past Easter Sunday to debate the […]

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Expert Interview: Dr. Veronika Velch Analyzes Ukrainian Presidential Election

On Sunday, April 21, Ukraine elected its new president: Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian who satirizes the president on television. Zelensky captured 73% of the vote, with Petro Poroshenko, the current Ukrainian president, losing his reelection bid in a landslide. Dr. Veronika Velch, Rainey Center Associate Fellow and Ukrainian elections expert, shares her perspective below.

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