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Baker Center Publications

White Papers

Economic Potential of South Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, 19 June 2015, Charles Sims, Rebecca J. Davis, Bongkyun Kim

U.S. Oil Dependence 2014: Is Energy Independence in Sight?, 11 June 2015, David L. Greene, Changzheng Liu

Alternative Transportation Refueling Infrastructure in the U.S. 2014: Status and Challenges, 2 April 2015, David L. Greene

Transitioning to Electric Vehicles: Public Policy Implications of Uncertainty, Network Externalities, Tipping Points and Imperfect Markets, 23 January 2014, David L. Greene, Sangsoo Park, Changzheng Liu

Technical Review of Clean Cities’ Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Projects, 6 November 2013, Brian C. Langford, Christopher R. Cherry

Analyzing the Transition to Electric Drive in California, 12 June 2013, David L. Greene, Sangsoo Park, Changzheng Liu

The Water Energy Nexus in East Tennessee, 1 May 2013, Carol Harden

Base-load Electricity from Natural Gas and Nuclear Power: The Role of Federal and State Policy, 5 March 2013, Mary R. English

OPEC and the Costs to the U.S. Economy of Oil Dependence: 1970-2010, 14 February 2013, David L. Greene, Roderick S. Lee, Janet L. Hopson


Policy Briefs

How Better Accounting Can More Cheaply Reduce Carbon Emissions,  April 2016, Jacob LaRiviere, Gavin McCormick, & Sho Kawano

Energy Intensity and Electricity Consumption in Tennessee, 28 March 2016, J. Scott Holladay, Rebecca J. Davis

The Paris Climate Talks: What Did the President Promise and When Did He Promise It?, 4 January 2016, Charles Sims

The Future of Roadway Funding in Tennessee, 24 November 2015, Mark L. Burton, David L. Greene, Matthew N. Murray

Nuclear Power, Fossil Fuels and Climate Change: The Long View, 1 September 2015, John Nolt

Tennessee Advanced Energy Economic Impact Report, June 2015, Matthew N. Murray and Rebecca J. Davis.

21st Century Electric Utilities: Integrated Resource Planning and Beyond, 23 June 2015, Mary R. English

Cheaper Gasoline: Causes, Impacts and Expectations, 12 February 2015, David L. Greene

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, 12 December 2014, Justin Knowles, Mark Christian, Emily Clark, Mary Alice Cusentino, Kristian Myhre, Guinevere Shaw

The Clean Power Plan: Regulating Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Existing Power Plant, August 2014, Mary R. English

What Are the Benefits of Federal Carbon Reduction Policies and How Well Do We Know Them?, 25 August 2014, Charles Sims

U.S. Leadership in a Post 9/11 World: Comparing World Views and Foreign Policy Decisions of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, 23 January 2014, Brandon C. Prins, Allan Wilford

The New Barbary Wars: Assessing the Threat of Modern Day Piracy, 6 November 2013, Brandon C. Prins, Ursula Daxecker, Amanda Sanford

Should the Federal Government Sell TVA?, 8 May 2013, Mary R. English

Addressing Issues Concerning Energy and the Environment: A Short Course on Energy Policy Analysis, 14 December 2012, David J. Bjornstad, Alexandra Brewer



The Impact of Increased Fuel Economy for Light-Duty Vehicles on the Distribution of Income in the United States. September 2016, David Greene and Jilleah Welch, for Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Energy Foundation.  

Economic Impact of Open Space on Residential Property Values_kfe September 2016, Charles Sims, Bongkyun Kim and Matthew Murray

Policies for Promoting Low-Emission Vehicles and Fuels, 13, May 2016, David L. Greene and Shuguang Ji

Economic Impact of the Proposed Crab Orchard Wind Farm on Cumberland County and Tennessee, 18, April 2016, Matthew N. Murray and Jilleah G. Welch

An Energy Scorecard for the American States, 19, February 2016, Charles Sims, Bongkyun Kim and Jean Peretz

Economic Impact of the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management for Fiscal Year 2014, 12, February 2016, Matthew N. Murray and Rebecca J. Davis

Expected Economic Impact of Constructing and Operating a New Onsite Disposal Facility in Oak Ridge, 12, February 2016, Matthew N. Murray and Rebecca J. Davis

Impacts of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Investment Tax Credit on the North American Fuel Cell Backup Power and Material Handling Equipment Industries, 4 January 2016, David L. Greene, Girish Upreti

Coal Mining and Tourism: Engines of Economic Development for Campbell County and Claiborne County, Tennessee, 9 January, 2015, Matthew N. Murray, Charles Sims, Rebecca J. Davis, and Bongkyun Kim.

How Do Motorists’ Own Fuel Economy Estimates Compare with Official Government Ratings? A Statistical Analysis, 1 October 2015, David L. Greene, Asad Khattak, Jun Liu, Janet L. Hopson, Xin Wang, Rick Goeltz

Weatherization Works – Summary of Findings from the Retrospective Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program, 18 September 2015, Bruce Tonn, David Carroll, Scott Pigg, Michael Blasnik, Greg Dalhoff, Jacqueline Berger, Erin Rose, Beth Hawkins, Joel Eisenberg, Ferit Ucar, Ingo Bensch, Claire Cowan

What Is Happening in the World? Reviews of Community-Based Best Practices, 18 August 2015, Bruce E. Tonn, Tim Ezzell, Catherine A. Wilt, Kayla Stover, Guinevere Shaw

A Profile of the Energy Sector in Tennessee, 27 January 2015, Matthew N. Murray, Charles Sims, Bruce Tonn, Jean Peretz, Jeff Wallace, Ryan Hansen, Lew Alvarado

Tennessee FY 2013 Economic Impact, 13 January 2015, Jim Campbell, Matt Murray

Economic Impacts on Tennessee Arising from Construction of the Uranium Processing Facility, 12 January 2015, Matthew N. Murray, Rebecca J. Davis

Energy Data Collection and Performance Calculation Project, 31 July 2014, Jean H. Peretz, Catherine Wilt, Rebecca J. Davis, Matthew N. Murray

Final Report 2010-2012: United States and European Union Summit on Science, Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable Economic Growth, 3 December 2012

A Report on the Deliberations of “Visions of Sustainable Economic Growth: A Transatlantic Dialogue on Energy, Water, and Innovation, 11 September 2012

Assessment of Incentives and Employment Impacts of Solar Industry Deployment, 1 May 2012, David P. Vogt, Susan M. Schexnayder, Tom N. Yoder, Edward J. Lapsa, Alexandra T. Brewer

A Report on the Deliberations of Energy, Water, and Innovation: A Critical Nexus for Sustainable Economic Growth, 30 September 2011

Convenience Voting in Three Tennessee Counties Final Project Report, 3 November 2009, Amy Gibson, Michael Fitzgerald, David Folz, Janet Kelly, John Scheb, Terry Gilhula, Tim Kuhn, Alex Zendel, Bryan Berry

Civility in Government, 3 January 2008

Cleaning America’s Air: Progress and Challenges, 3 November 2006, David C. Brill, Howard H. Baker Jr.


On Point!

Climate Outcomes of Oil Price Uncertainty Could Be Significant, October, 2016, David McCollum

Fishing, Shipping Lanes, Oil & Gas: Is Peaceful Resolution of the South China Sea Dispute Possible?, 10 August 2015, Krista E. Wiegand

How Did Tennessee Fare in the Final Clean Power Plan?, 10 August 2015, Charles Sims

The Clean Power Plan: Snapshot of the Final Rule, 10 August 2015, Mary R. English


Student Voice

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, 2014, Justin Knowles, Mark Christian, Emily Clark, Mary Alice Cusentino, Kristian Myhre, Guinevere Shaw


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