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George David Banks

George David Banks
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George “David” Banks is the former Executive Vice President of the ACCF. He has been an influential voice on energy and environment policymaking in several capacities. He was managing director of Battle Group, LLC, a free market strategic consultancy bridging and integrating state and federal advocacy efforts. He was also senior fellow and deputy director of the nuclear energy program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS).

Success Of U.S. Climate Pledge Depends On Future GHG Regulation Of U.S. Industry, Other...

According to several independent studies and analyses, a large gap exists in the U.S. climate pledge to the United Nations. Simply put, the greenhouse...

Managing Pacific Rim Security Risks With U.S. Energy

INTRODUCTION Chinese policymakers are grappling with the country’s growing dependence on oil imports. Self-sufficient in crude as recently as the early 1990s, China is expected...

ACCF Policy Alert No. 1: The Death of American Uranium Enrichment?

On September 11 of this year, the Obama administration announced that it would take immediate measures to end funding of the only U.S. uranium...

ACCF Policy Alert No. 1: The Death of American Uranium Enrichment?

On September 11 of this year, the Obama administration announced that it would take immediate measures to end funding of the only U.S. uranium...

U.S. RESOURCE NATIONALISM: The Impact of Energy Trade Restrictions on National Security

Antiquated federal laws that severely limit U.S. energy exports undermine long-term U.S. foreign policy interests by threatening the international free trade regime, obstructing development...

Understanding The U.S.-China Announcement On Climate Change: Separating Myth From Reality

Last year’s U.S.-China Announcement on Climate Change is rich in what it says and does not say. Interestingly, both sides of the U.S. climate policy debate have framed the Announcement as something that it is not – an agreement with commitments related to emissions cuts and limitations.

Special Report: U.S. Coal Plant Financing Policy – A Threat To Long-Term U.S. Interests...

The role of the federal government in the international financing of coal plants has become controversial in recent years. Some policymakers as well as environmental activists oppose the use of any public funds for any overseas coal plant, including highly-efficient units, while some fiscal conservatives want an end to all government financing of exports and projects.