While President Trump ponders withdrawing from the global agreement to avoid the worst effects of global warming, states and localities are sending a powerful signal to the world: It is only the U.S. government that is shrinking from this challenge, not the American people, write David Hart and Chad Smith in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Publications: David M. Hart
May 26, 2017
April 22, 2017
Earth Day—celebrated for the 48th time today—is a reminder of how far the U.S. has come in its views on energy and the environment, writes David Hart in Washington Examiner.
March 2, 2017
Energy Secretary Rick Perry once proposed eliminating the very department he now heads. He has since expressed his regret about this, recognizing the critical work being done there, writes David Hart in The Hill.
March 1, 2017
Although President Trump has denied that climate change is even a problem, his ostrich-like position might ultimately be a blessing in disguise because a bottom-up approach, which thrives on buy-in close to home, may be more politically sustainable than the one-size-fits-all top-down approach, however well-intentioned it may have been, writes David Hart in the Austin American-Statesman.
February 27, 2017
Numerous reports suggest that the Trump administration is considering adopting Heritage’s budget blueprint as its own. Doing so would harm U.S. competitiveness, productivity, and innovation.
December 16, 2016
Varun Sivaram, Colin McCormick, and David Hart write in Morning Consult that the United States is losing the race to build and sell clean-energy technologies, so policymakers need a three-part energy innovation agenda: focus, reform, and invest.
December 15, 2016
David Hart writes in Europe’s World that President-elect Trump’s surprise victory has raised concerns for climate negotiators, with some commentators, including former French president Nicolas Sarkozy threatening tariffs against U.S. exports based on the carbon emitted during production.
December 13, 2016
The United States is falling behind in the race to capitalize on the burgeoning clean energy market—but the race is not yet lost. This report offers five policy principles and a set of specific reforms for the Trump administration and the 115th Congress to turn the tables.
October 27, 2016
David Hart writes in Morning Consult that low-carbon energy innovation is an idea that a broad coalition ought to get behind: right, left, and center.
October 27, 2016
To create a low-carbon energy system, we must overcome not just climate-change deniers, but also advocates of illusions such as the idea that all we need is a “science push,” carbon pricing, or more subsidies for existing technologies.