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Solar panels with wind turbines in the distance at sundown.
Waste Management of Alternative Energy Supply Chains
The authors write that enormous volumes of “energy transition waste” — waste from wind turbines, solar panels, lithium-ion batteries, etc. — are anticipated in the coming decades. To cope with this waste and ensure a sustainable energy transition, they call for more data, planning and coordination across the entire global supply chain, in addition to waste management and recycling policies that align with environmental and sustainability goals.
Rachel A. Meidl, Michelle Michot Foss, Ju Li March 2, 2022
An upward view of Houston's skyscrapers.
The Future of Houston as Energy Transitions
This report explores Houston's substantial comparative advantage in finding and developing low-carbon solutions and creating opportunities to efficiently and effectively deploy the region’s vast resources to produce and deliver cleaner, greener fuels to the nation and the world.
Kenneth B. Medlock III May 13, 2021
Boxes labeled "MADE IN CHINA" move along a production line.
Economic Statecraft: Options for Reducing U.S. Overdependence on Chinese-Supplied Materials and Medications
This policy report explains how specific tools of economic statecraft can be applied to reduce risks caused by dependence on People’s Republic of China-dominated supply chains for critical goods. It offers foundational building blocks for the formulation and implementation of a larger strategy to reduce American vulnerabilities to China.
Gabriel Collins, Andrew S. Erickson April 23, 2020
Fish and plastics in ocean
Plastics and the Precautionary Principle
Given the growing problems associated with plastics, what policy approaches are best equipped to manage global plastic pollution? Policies invoking a modified version of the precautionary principle might be a useful approach, writes energy fellow Rachel A. Meidl.
Rachel A. Meidl September 9, 2019