Aspen Institute Publications

Aspen Institute publications are listed below. Many are available for purchase through Google Checkout, a secure system for handling credit card transaction online. For assistance with ordering publications, please contact our Publications office by email or by phone at (410) 820.5326. Please note: Orders are shipped two times a week from our warehouse in Queenstown, MD, on the Eastern Shore.

Advancing Smart Electricity Networks

Dave Grossman
August 20, 2013

The inaugural roundtable of the Initiative on Smart Energy and Network Technologies (INSENT) took place in Queenstown, Maryland in May of 2013. A collaboration between the Communications & Society Program and the Energy & Environment Program of the Aspen Institute, the Initiative embraces the information, communication and technology revolution to encourage a new vision for our nation’s energy...

Electricity: Seeking Progress Amid Uncertainty

Ernest J. Moniz, Chair, and Gernot Wagner, Rapporteur
December 11, 2012

The 2012 Forum, “Electricity: Seeking Progress amid Uncertainty,” was chaired by Ernest J. Moniz, Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems, and Director of the Energy Initiative at MIT. Topics included regulatory issues affecting the financial model of utilities, the obstacles to the moves toward greater energy efficiency, the challenge of meeting energy and water needs simultaneously, factors...

Nature as Foundation of Economy: Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Conservation Supporting Human Development

June 15, 2012

The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program is pleased to announce the completion of a new publication based on the Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century entitled “Nature as Foundation of Economy: Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Conservation Supporting Human Development.”  The Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century is an ongoing nonpartisan dialogue on the...

The Shared Future: A Report of the Aspen Institute Commission on Arctic Climate Change

January 25, 2011

The Aspen Institute and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation are pleased to release the final report and recommendations of the Aspen Institute Commission on Arctic Climate Change, entitled “The Shared Future: A Report of the Aspen Institute Commission on Arctic Climate Change.” The report and recommendations promote an important new perspective on the level of international cooperation and...

A Silent Tsunami Revisited - Extending Global Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

January 1, 2011

The Aspen Institute, in partership with the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, convened a multi-stakeholder dialogue focused on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in May 2011 in Washington, DC. This convening was a follow-up to a 2005 dialogue co-hosted by the same two institutes. Following this initial dialogue, we published the report A Silent Tsunami, which...

EPA 40th Anniversary: 10 Ways EPA Has Strengthened America

Timothy Olson
November 29, 2010

The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program is honored to take part in EPA’s 40th anniversary celebration. This occasion provides a unique opportunity to look back at the path blazed by the Agency during its first forty years and recognize the important achievements that have made it a leading model for environmental regulatory agencies worldwide.

An Electricity Grid for the 21st Century

Linda Stuntz, Susan Tomasky
October 1, 2010
The 33rd annual Forum in July 2009 examined the electricity transmission grid in the US, the need for enhancements to improve reliability and allow the use of remote sources of renewable energy, the financial and siting challenges of building new transmission, the question of who pays, the potential and challenges of electric cars, and the opportunities provided to customers and utilities by new “smart...

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