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This page will report the latest news about High Road Strategies projects, participation in conference and events, media coverage, professional activities and publications. In addition, we have recently added a new blog series, Policy Reflections, that will include commentary and analysis of current policy-related events, as well as reviews of recently released studies produced by other organizations and individuals that address critical energy, manufacturing, and workforce and economic development issues. These blogs will appear under the categories Policy Reflections–Energy & Environment and Policy-Reflections–Manufacturing Competitiveness. Comments in response to these items will be welcomed!

Privatization and TVA’s Clean Energy Challenge

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) recently dodged consideration by the Obama Administration to shed the federal government’s role in its ownership. Because of worries that TVA’s bond debt could exceed its $30 billion statutory cap and thus impact the federal debt, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had suggested severing federal ties with the […]

Workforce Readiness and Unconventional Energy

In June, a new report by High Road Strategies, LLC (HRS), conducted jointly with IHS Economics, a leading international business and economic analysis firm, was released, summarizing the findings of an independent assessment of the workforce readiness challenge confronting the unconventional energy (shale gas and tight oil) supply chain. With the surge in “unconventional” oil […]

New Report: Impacts of Privatizing the TVA

On June 5, 2015, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Washington, DC-based think-tank, released If Ain’t Broke, Don’t’ Fix It, Potential Impacts of Privatizing the Tennessee Valley Authority, a briefing paper by High Road Strategies (HRS) principal Dr. Joel S. Yudken. The report argues against privatizing the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and shows the benefits […]

NCAC-USAEE Luncheon Talk

High Road Strategies principal Dr. Joel S. Yudken was the featured speaker at the July 12, 2013 luncheon of the National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics (USAEE).   His presentation,  “The Economic Benefits of Military Biofuels,” based on the High Road Strategies study of the same name produced for Environmental […]

CE3 Industrial Energy Efficiency Webinar

On June 11, 2013, High Road Strategies (HRS) principal Dr. Joel S. Yudken moderated a webinar entitled A Roadmap for Industrial Energy Efficiency in Ohio, presented by the Consortium for Energy, Economics & the Environment (CE3) at the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. The webinar discussion focused on innovative approaches to […]

Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference Panel on Advanced Biofuels

High Road Strategies (HRS) participated in the Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference held April 16-18, 2013 at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington DC convened by the BlueGreen Alliance, jointly with industry, labor, environment and educational organizations, among others.  HRS principal Dr. Joel S. Yudken served on the roundtable, “The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Advanced Biofuels,” […]

Transatlantic Research on Policy Modeling Workshop

On January 28-29, 2013, the Millennium Institute (MI) in collaboration with the CROSSOVER Project (Bridging Communities for Next Generation Policy-Making) sponsored the Transatlantic Research on Policy Modeling Workshop, held at The New America Foundation in Washington, DC.   The workshop participants included economic policy experts, researchers and modelers from the United States and Europe.  Its main […]

Upcoming GJGJ Conference Panel on Advanced Biofuels

High Road Strategies is scheduled to participate in the upcoming Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference, to be held April 16-18, 2013 at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington DC. The conference is being convened by the BlueGreen Alliance, jointly with many industry, labor, environment and educational organizations and others. Along with industry, government and energy policy […]

National Defense University Manufacturing Seminar

On January 16, 2013, High Road Strategies’ Principal, Dr. Joel S. Yudken, spoke to students of the Manufacturing Industry Study seminar at the National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, located in Fort McNair, Washington, DC.  His presentation, “Manufacturing’s Future: America’s Manufacturing Crisis and the Prospects for Revitalization,” and […]