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The Program on America and the Global Economy (PAGE)


The Free-Market Path to Electric Cars

Featuring: Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Moderated by: Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center; Commentator: Max Parness, MIT Energy Fellow and Switzer Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Peter Huber is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute writing on the issues of drug development, energy, technology, and the law.

He most recently wrote The Bottomless Well, coauthored with Mark Mills, which Bill Gates said “is the only book I’ve ever seen that really explains energy, its history and what it will be like going forward”. Huber’s previous book, Hard Green: Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists (Basic Books, 2000), which was called “the richest contribution ever made to the greening of the political mind” by William F. Buckley, Jr., set out a new conservative manifesto on the environment which advocates a return to conservation and environmental policy based on sound science and market economics. In 1997 he authored two books, Law and Disorder in Cyberspace: Abolish the FCC and Let Common Law Rule the Telecosm, which is an examination of telecommunications policy (Oxford University Press) and (with the University of Pennsylvania’s Kenneth Foster) Judging Science, Scientific Knowledge and the Federal Courts (MIT Press). Previous books include Orwell’s Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest, (Free Press, 1994), Galileo’s Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom (Perseus Book Group, 1991); and Liability: The Legal Revolution and its Consequences (Basic Books, 1988).

Max Parness is an Energy-MIT Energy Fellow and Switzer Fellow pursuing his Master of Science degree in Technology and Policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research addresses the environmental and cost impacts of electric vehicles on electric power production. Prior to beginning his studies at MIT, Max worked on industrial energy efficiency in the Beijing office of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.

Thursday, April 14:  2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

5th Floor Conference Room, Woodrow Wilson Center

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