Publications

The Institute for Policy Integrity produces three types of publications: policy briefs, reports, and working papers. Geared to an audience of political decisionmakers, our policy briefs provide incisive and focused analysis on timely policy topics. Our report series develops deeper research and examination of our core issues. Our working papers give an opportunity for extensive and original scholarly research and analysis from established experts as well as fresh new voices.

Recent Publications

  • Regulating Greenhouse Gas Pollution from Existing Power Plants

    Regulating Greenhouse Gas Pollution from Existing Power Plants

    The State of the Debate

    Policy Brief | by Jack Lienke and Jason A Schwartz | May 19th, 2014

    Environmentalists, industry groups, and state governments have been vocal regarding their preferences for the shape of EPA’s forthcoming rule on greenhouse gas pollution from existing power plants. In this policy brief, Jack Lienke and Jason Schwartz survey 30 public letters, white papers, presentations, and reports from these stakeholders and outline their positions.

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  • Navigating Net Neutrality

    Navigating Net Neutrality

    Report | by Denise Grab | May 14th, 2014

    The Federal Communications Commission’s ability to protect the open Internet has been limited, due to recent court decisions. This report examines the regulatory options and
    recommends to FCC a course forward that will best promote the benefits of widespread Internet access.

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  • Annual Energy Outlook Projections and the Future of Solar PV Electricity

    Annual Energy Outlook Projections and the Future of Solar PV Electricity

    Working Paper | by Noah Kaufman | April 22nd, 2014

    The topic of this paper is the assumed growth of solar photovoltaic (PV) in current energy models, with a focus on information from Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA resolves the difficulty of modeling solar energy into the future by assuming its current growth will not continue. However, EIA’s assumptions on the future costs of solar PV are highly pessimistic, and its methodology would appear to bias its “Reference Case” projections toward lower growth of solar energy. Sure enough, past AEOs have systematically underestimated the future growth of solar PV. Energy modelers therefore may need to adjust the AEO forecast in order to reflect a most likely baseline trajectory for solar PV.

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