January 08, 2010
Shellenberger, Nordhaus & Hayward: "Hitting the Reset Button on Energy Policy"
Update 1/31/11: If you missed Michael Shellenberger, Ted Nordhaus, and Steve Hayward at Duke last week, check out the video of their full lecture, "Hitting the Reset Button on Energy Policy," below:
Next week Breakthrough's Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus begin a university speaking tour focused on taking a look at energy policy beyond the climate wars. The duo will discuss "Post Partisan Power," an October 2010 report co-authored by think tanks on the left, right, and center, which calls for $25 billion in federal funding to accelerate energy innovation.
The first leg of the tour will take them to Duke and NYU, along with Steve Hayward of the American Enterprise Institute, a co-author of the "Post-Partisan Power" report. Later in February, Ted and Michael will extend their tour with an event at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
On January 26, the two stop at Yale for a special retrospective on "The Long Death of Environmentalism." Michael and Ted last visited Yale in 2005 to defend their thesis that the modern environmental movement was incapable of effectively addressing the planet's most serious ecological challenge, global warming, and will return to discuss the evolution of the environmental movement and where we stand today.
Throughout the tour, Michael and Ted will also be discussing Breakthrough Generation, the Breakthrough Institute's highly selective, paid, youth leadership program. They will be available to talk more with interested students after each lecture. Click here for application instructions.
More details about each lecture are below, along with links to extended summaries. All four lectures are free and open to the public (please RSVP where required if you plan to attend).
Hitting the Reset Button on Energy Policy: A Proposal for Post-Partisan Power
Location: Duke University, Fleishman Commons at the Sanford School of Public Policy
Date: January 25, 2011
Time: 5:30 p.m. EST
The Long Death of Environmentalism
Location: Yale University, Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
Date: January 26, 2011
Time: 5:30 p.m. EST
Beyond the Climate Wars: Why Left and Right Can Agree on Energy Innovation
Location: New York University, The Humanities Initiative, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
Date: January 27, 2011
Time: 12:30 p.m. EST
Beyond the Climate Wars
Location: University of Wisconsin Madison
Date: February 24, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m. CST
Stay tuned for more tour dates and videos from each of the lectures. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.