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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 […]

AFL-CIO WAI Industrial Energy Efficiency Primer

High Road Strategies was the principal researcher, contributor and author of a primer produced by the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute (WAI), Working for Industrial Energy Efficiency, released late Fall 2012, that will be distributed widely in the labor community.   The purpose of this brochure is to provide labor leaders and rank-and-file union members an […]

BlueGreen Alliance Clean Energy Manufacturing Studies

In March 2011, the Apollo Alliance Project of the BlueGreen Alliance commissioned High Road Strategies to research and develop policy recommendations for promoting clean energy manufacturing in Michigan and California. High Road Strategies Principal Dr. Joel Yudken first conducted a comprehensive assessment of the federal policy landscape as it relates to clean energy manufacturing (CEM). […]

HRS Military Biofuels Report Attracts Significant Press Coverage

In the Fall 2012, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) commissioned High Road Strategies to conduct a study to evaluate the potential economic impacts of Department of Defense (DoD) goals to procure at least fifty percent of their fuels used their aviation and marine fleets by 2020. E2, a partner of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), is […]

Ohio Energy & Manufacturing Projects Come to Successful Close

In December 2011, two related projects on energy and Ohio’s economy, with a special focus on manufacturing, which High Road Strategies participated in, came to a successful end. In April 2010, Ohio University Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs and The Ohio State University were awarded $500,000 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act […]

Bloomberg Businessweek and Other Media Coverage

Following a successful presentation and webinar by High Road Strategies’ Joel Yudken on April 14, 2011, the report, Manufacturing Insecurity: America’s Manufacturing Crisis and the Erosion of the U.S. Defense Industrial Base, featured in the event, was cited in a Bloomsberg Businessweek article (May 5, 2011) on the declining availability of U.S.-made products for fulfilling […]

High Road Strategies Report in Congressional Testimony

On September 22, 2010, testimony presented by AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council Executive Director Robert Baugh before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, referenced, and entered into the Congressional Record, the High Road Strategies report Manufacturing Insecurity, America’s Manufacturing Crisis and the Erosion of the […]