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By Scott Sklar
President, The Stella Group, LTD
Sustainable Energy Director at George Washington University's Environment and Energy Management Institute
"As an industrialized nation, we can no longer rely primarily on the electric grid for publicly utilized infrastructure. Extreme weather events are only going to be more severe. We need to re-envision our infrastructure as a hybrid system of 'on-site' renewables with energy storage.

"The bipartisan infrastructure bill and budget reconciliation bill now in play in Congress can specifically address all the issues above, but we will still need solutions at the state and local levels, in the private sector, and in the investment community to drive this change...." Read more.
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OEP Roundtable Paper
OurEnergyPolicy (OEP) has released a new white paper, Guiding Principles for Sound Energy Policy. Eleven energy policy experts representing industry, government, non-profit organizations, academia, and more identified the following as principles to guide energy policy:
  • Reliability
  • Affordability
  • Decarbonization
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Integrated Policy
  • Respecting Sound Science
  • Technology Neutral
This paper is the result of OEP's April 2021 stakeholder roundtable and a larger initiative to produce a list of principles that can guide the creation of well-constructed energy policy at any level of government.
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Publications in the OurEnergyLibrary
Niskanen Center
September 21, 2021
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
September 23, 2021
McKinsey & Company
September 23, 2021
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