The Ripon Forum

Volume 0, No. 0

Nov - Dec 2008 Issue

In this Edition

By on December 1, 2015
In this  Edition

Benjamin Franklin once said that death and taxes are the only things certain. For a time this summer, it appeared that rising gas prices could be added to the list. Although autumn has brought some relief at the pump, there can be little doubt that the energy challenges facing our nation remain.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal: Calm in the Storm

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Gov. Bobby Jindal: Calm in the Storm

by MEREDITH REED

With a hurricane bearing down on the Gulf Coast, Louisiana’s Governor provided his state with steady leadership.

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A New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy

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A New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy

by LAMAR ALEXANDER

At a time when people are looking for solutions to the Nation’s energy challenges, this Tennessee Senator sets forth a bold plan that would provide just that.

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What People Pay for Power

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What People Pay for Power

bu DAVID W. KREUTZER, PH.D.

What if you had to deposit a coin every time you started your car or turned on you computer? As this energy expert shows us, the costs would quickly add up.

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Memo to the President-Elect

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Memo to the President-Elect

by WILLIAM ANTHOLIS AND CHARLES EBINGER

Two scholars from the Brookings Institution propose a way for the new Administration to protect our climate and secure our energy future at the same time.

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How Technology has Advanced the Drilling Debate

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How Technology has Advanced the Drilling Debate

by JACK GERARD

A new consensus has emerged in support of offshore drilling. The reason has less to do with rising gas prices than with the fact that drilling is now safer.

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Water, Not Oil, is America’s Most Precious Resource

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Water, Not Oil, is America’s Most Precious Resource

by VERNON J. EHLERS

As the United States focuses on energy security, this Michigan Congressman reminds us about the resource even more critical to our survival.

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America’s Energy Grid: Building for the Future

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America’s Energy Grid: Building for the Future

by THOMAS R. KUHN

Upgrading our electric infrastructure will require massive investments in energy efficiency programs, generation, transmission, and distribution.

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The Use of Nuclear Power in the United States:

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The Use of Nuclear Power  in the United States:

by FRANK L .”SKIP” BOWMAN

Far from being behind the curve compared with other countries, the U.S. leads the world in nuclear generating capacity and is preparing for more.

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The Challenges That Lie Ahead

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The Challenges That Lie Ahead

by CHUCK HAGEL

The retiring Senator from Nebraska looks at the domestic and global challenges facing our next President.

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