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Policy Research, Analysis & Design for a Sustainable Economy, Environment & Workforce


Complex Issues Deserve Thoughtful Solutions

Not Just Answers – Options.

A wide range of projects for a broad array of clients has been the hallmark of High Road Strategies since its founding in 2006.

In each case, clients want more than just support for their position or views; they seek ways to help their own members/stakeholders understand what the options are, how those will affect their interests, and the best alternatives available to them.

Our studies are as far reaching as climate and energy policies (including clean energy and energy-efficiency); their implications for manufacturing industries, at the international, national and state levels; U.S. manufacturing competitiveness; and the erosion of the American defense industrial base.

  • Project
  • Energy Equipment & Infrastructure Alliance

    IHS Economics

    Led research study, produced report assessing the workforce readiness challenges confronting the unconventional energy supply chain. (2014-2015)

  • Economic Policy Institute

    Produced report assessing the potential impacts of privatizing the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and making the case why it’s a bad idea. (2014-2015)

  • Environmental Entrepreneurs

    Natural Resources Defense Council

    Produced report, assessing the economic impacts of the U.S. military’s plan, led by the Navy and Air Force, to replace half the fuels used in its marine and aircraft fleets by advanced biofuels by 2020. (2012)

  • Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

    Ohio Manufacturer’s Association

    Produced a report—and proposal for follow-on policy analysis tools—on industrial energy efficiency opportunities for Ohio manufacturers, for the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and Ohio Manufacturers’ Association. (2011)

  • BlueGreen Alliance

    Produced research reports and policy recommendations for promoting clean energy manufacturing in Michigan and California, for the Apollo Alliance Project of the BlueGreen Alliance. (2011)

  • The Millennium Institute

    Economic Policy Unit of Malaysia’s Prime Minister’s Department

    Prepared report and presentation on Energy Pricing and Manufacturing Competitiveness in Malaysia, for a Comprehensive National Planning Workshop in support of a project of The Millennium Institute and Economic Planning Unit of Malaysia’s Department of the Prime Minister. (2011)

  • Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)

    International Union of Electrical Workers–Communication Workers of America (IUE-CWA)

    Working for America Institute, AFL-CIO (WAI)

    Provided consultation, research and technical assistance in the research, design and development (including assessment, validation, and curriculum) of a Green Production Module (GPM) for the national MSSC-Certified Production Technician (CPT) standards, training, assessment, and certification system. The GPM’s purpose is to enhance the green-related skills of the production workforce in all manufacturing sectors in order to help manufacturers improve their environmental performance. (2010-2011)

  • Ohio University and The Ohio State University

    Provided a comprehensive assessment of the opportunities and risks of greenhouse gas policies to Ohio industries, with a special focus on the impact on Ohio’s energy-intensive industries. Also providing consultation, data collection and other assistance in the development of energy-intensive industry modeling modules for the project’s state-wide energy-economic policy modeling tool. (2010-2011)

  • Environmental Defense Fund

    Bipartisan Policy Center (formerly National Commission on Energy Policy)

    AFL-CIO Working for America Institute

    Back-to-back studies on the economic impacts of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES) on energy-intensive trade-exposed industries (EITE), jointly with the Millennium Institute. Updating the work of the earlier project on Climate Policy and Energy-Intensive Manufacturing, the first study evaluated the emissions allowance output-rebate in ACES; the second examined border adjustment mechanism measures in ACES, as well as alternative policy scenarios.(2009-2010)

  • Bipartisan Policy Center (formerly, National Commission on Energy Policy)

    A two-year policy study, culminating in a major report (June 2009), conducted in collaboration with the Millennium Institute, Arlington, VA, assessing the impacts of a moderate-priced U.S. greenhouse gas emissions trading system on several important energy-intensive manufacturing industries, including iron and steel, aluminum, paper and paperboard, and chemicals manufacturing. (2007-2009)

  • AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council (IUC)

    U.S. Business-Industry Council

    An examination, culminating in a major report on how the decline in American manufacturing contributes to the erosion of the U.S. defense industrial base. (2008-2010)

  • American Council for an Energy Efficient-Economy (ACEEE)

    A report produced as part of a joint study of ACEEE and AeA Europe (August 2007), on how advanced electronics and information technologies can help the European Union achieve its goal of reducing energy consumption 20 percent by 2020. (2007)

  • Department for Professional Employees (DPE), AFL-CIO

    On behalf of the DPE, AFL-CIO and several affiliated unions in news and entertainment, prepared and filed comments and reply comments in the FCC rulemaking proceedings on newspaper-broadcasting cross-ownership. (2006-2007)