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Our policy briefs are designed to introduce and get you up to speed on different areas of public policy. They include overviews of a particular issue, focused looks at a challenge or solution, and recommendations for best practices or changes to policy. At Aii, we keep our policy briefs to a few pages and write at a level intended for the general public. They cover innovation, technology, and infrastructure from public policy to the technical aspects.

Our white papers provide policymakers and industry leaders with detailed roadmaps to navigate complex issues. They address public policy challenges with pro-innovation solutions, presented in a nonpartisan manner through law, regulation, or best practices. Each white paper includes an issue background, an explanation of the challenge, and proposed solutions or recommendations. While longer than policy briefs, they are not necessarily more complicated.

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A Unique Win-Win: Bolstering Texas’ Energy Security by Leveraging Existing Infrastructure to Effectively Decarbonize
A Unique Win-Win: Bolstering Texas’ Energy Security by Leveraging Existing Infrastructure to Effectively DecarbonizeJune, 2024, , , white-papersdecarbonization energy innovation-and-technology climate-and-conservation
Damage Prevention One-Call Survey
Damage Prevention One-Call SurveyJune, 2024, policy-briefsdamage-prevention public-safety
The Challenge Regulating Technology Into Existence: Expected Issues with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Proposed In-Use Locomotive Emission Rule and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Response
The Challenge Regulating Technology Into Existence: Expected Issues with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Proposed In-Use Locomotive Emission Rule and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ResponseMarch, 2024, , white-paperstransportation rail climate-and-conservation
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: Framing Out a Plan For Achieving a 50 Percent Reduction in Excavation Damage
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: Framing Out a Plan For Achieving a 50 Percent Reduction in Excavation DamageDecember, 2023, , white-papersdamage-prevention energy public-safety
Unseen Threats to Texas Critical Infrastructure: The Risk to Buried Utilities and Targeted Policy Solutions to Protect Them
Unseen Threats to Texas Critical Infrastructure: The Risk to Buried Utilities and Targeted Policy Solutions to Protect ThemOctober, 2023, , white-papersdamage-prevention energy public-safety
Pathways to Decarbonizing Heat: Building a Holistic Framework for Evaluating and Ranking Decarbonization Strategies for Industrial Heat in Light of Economic Efficiency, Public Policy, Timing Readiness, and Infrastructure Realities
Pathways to Decarbonizing Heat: Building a Holistic Framework for Evaluating and Ranking Decarbonization Strategies for Industrial Heat in Light of Economic Efficiency, Public Policy, Timing Readiness, and Infrastructure RealitiesSeptember, 2023, , , white-papersdecarbonization energy innovation-and-technology climate-and-conservation
The U.S. Electricity Mix: 2023 Energy Spotlight
The U.S. Electricity Mix: 2023 Energy SpotlightAugust, 2023, policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation
Evaluating Train Length: Mitigating the Costs and Enhancing the Benefits of Longer Trains
Evaluating Train Length: Mitigating the Costs and Enhancing the Benefits of Longer TrainsAugust, 2023, , white-paperstransportation rail innovation-and-technology
Dividing Decarbonization by Sector: How Strategies for Decarbonizing Heat, Electricity, and Transportation Differ
Dividing Decarbonization by Sector: How Strategies for Decarbonizing Heat, Electricity, and Transportation DifferJune, 2023, , policy-briefsdecarbonization energy innovation-and-technology
decarbonization brief
The Top Paths to DecarbonizationApril, 2023, policy-briefsdecarbonization innovation-and-technology
Unseen Threats to U.S. Infrastructure Reliability
Unseen Threats to U.S. Infrastructure ReliabilityApril, 2023, , policy-briefsdamage-prevention energy innovation-and-technology
Unseen Threats to Public Safety
Unseen Threats to Public SafetyApril, 2023, policy-briefsdamage-prevention innovation-and-technology
Unseen Threats to the U.S. Economy
Unseen Threats to the U.S. EconomyApril, 2023, policy-briefsdamage-prevention energy
Unseen Threats to the Environment
Unseen Threats to the EnvironmentApril, 2023, , policy-briefsdamage-prevention energy climate-and-conservation
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: Why Data Must Take Center Stage to Reform Damage Prevention
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: Why Data Must Take Center Stage to Reform Damage PreventionJanuary, 2023, , white-papersdamage-prevention innovation-and-technology public-safety
The Safety Impact of Technology and Crew Size: An Analysis of Accident Data, Incorporation of Technology, and Train Crew Staff Levels on Rail Safety Trends
The Safety Impact of Technology and Crew Size: An Analysis of Accident Data, Incorporation of Technology, and Train Crew Staff Levels on Rail Safety TrendsDecember, 2022, , white-papersrail innovation-and-technology public-safety
Energy Spotlight: Wind
Energy Spotlight: WindOctober, 2022, policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation
Energy Spotlight: Solar
Energy Spotlight: SolarOctober, 2022, policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation
Energy Spotlight: Petroleum
Energy Spotlight: PetroleumOctober, 2022, , policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation petroleum
Energy Spotlight: Nuclear
Energy Spotlight: NuclearOctober, 2022, policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation
Energy Spotlight: Natural Gas
Energy Spotlight: Natural GasOctober, 2022, policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation
Energy Spotlight: Hydro
Energy Spotlight: HydroOctober, 2022, policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation
Energy Spotlight: Coal
Energy Spotlight: CoalOctober, 2022, policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation
Consensus Around Technologies: The Key Communications Technologies that Need to be Adopted to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Excavation Damages
Consensus Around Technologies: The Key Communications Technologies that Need to be Adopted to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Excavation DamagesJuly, 2022, , white-papersdamage-prevention innovation-and-technology public-safety
Powering the Shipping Industry of the Future
Powering the Shipping Industry of the FutureMay, 2022, , policy-briefstransportation climate-and-conservation maritime
Federal Damage Prevention Overview
Federal Damage Prevention OverviewApril, 2022, , policy-briefsdamage-prevention energy public-safety
Excavation Damage to Underground Infrastructure: A Look at the Federal Damage Prevention Approach
Excavation Damage to Underground Infrastructure: A Look at the Federal Damage Prevention ApproachApril, 2022, , white-papersdamage-prevention energy public-safety
A Sustainable Energy Model
A Sustainable Energy ModelJanuary, 2022, white-papersenergy innovation-and-technology
FEATURE: Ensuring Resilient Infrastructure and Climate Balance
FEATURE: Ensuring Resilient Infrastructure and Climate BalanceJanuary, 2022, white-papersenergy public-safety
ESG in the Oilfield
ESG in the OilfieldDecember, 2021, , white-papersenergy innovation-and-technology public-safety
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: Evaluating an Anomalous Year, Incorporating Technology, and Applying Lessons from the Past Decade
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: Evaluating an Anomalous Year, Incorporating Technology, and Applying Lessons from the Past DecadeDecember, 2021, , , white-papersdamage-prevention energy innovation-and-technology public-safety
Petroleum Brief
Petroleum BriefAugust, 2021, , policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation petroleum
Solar Energy Brief
Solar Energy BriefAugust, 2021, policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation
Hydropower Brief
Hydropower BriefAugust, 2021, policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation
Wind Energy Brief
Wind Energy BriefAugust, 2021, policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation
Coal Brief
Coal BriefAugust, 2021, policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation
Nuclear Energy Brief
Nuclear Energy BriefAugust, 2021, policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation
Natural Gas Brief
Natural Gas BriefAugust, 2021, policy-briefsenergy climate-and-conservation
How the U.S Moves Hazardous Materials
How the U.S Moves Hazardous MaterialsJuly, 2021, white-paperstransportation public-safety
America's Top Infrastructure Challenges
America’s Top Infrastructure ChallengesJune, 2021, , , policy-briefstransportation damage-prevention innovation-and-technology public-safety
Building Back Better and Protecting What We've Built
Building Back Better and Protecting What We’ve BuiltMay, 2021, , , policy-briefsdamage-prevention energy innovation-and-technology public-safety
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: Proactive Steps to Combat Five Years of Rising Excavation Damage
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: Proactive Steps to Combat Five Years of Rising Excavation DamageDecember, 2020, , white-papersdamage-prevention innovation-and-technology public-safety
2020 Damage Prevention Report Card
2020 Damage Prevention Report CardOctober, 2020, , white-papersdamage-prevention innovation-and-technology public-safety
811: One-Call Before You Dig : The Development and Future of Damage Prevention Efforts
811: One-Call Before You Dig : The Development and Future of Damage Prevention EffortsAugust, 2020, , white-papersdamage-prevention innovation-and-technology public-safety
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: Excavation Damage, Data, and Trends for Industry and Policymaker Analysis
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: Excavation Damage, Data, and Trends for Industry and Policymaker AnalysisApril, 2020, , white-papersdamage-prevention innovation-and-technology public-safety
The Revenue Failure of the Highway Trust Fund: Why the Gas Tax is Obsolete
The Revenue Failure of the Highway Trust Fund: Why the Gas Tax is ObsoleteFebruary, 2020, , white-paperstransportation economics petroleum
China’s Infrastructure Ambitions and the Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act (TIVSA)
China’s Infrastructure Ambitions and the Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act (TIVSA)October, 2019policy-briefstransportation
Back On Track II: How Innovation and Automation Improve Rail Safety
Back On Track II: How Innovation and Automation Improve Rail SafetyJuly, 2019, , white-paperstransportation rail innovation-and-technology
IMO 2020 Rule Primer: Background and Potential Impacts
IMO 2020 Rule Primer: Background and Potential ImpactsMay, 2019policy-briefsenergy
The Internet of Things
The Internet of ThingsDecember, 2018policy-briefsinnovation-and-technology
Best Practices to Achieve Excavation Safety
Best Practices to Achieve Excavation SafetySeptember, 2018, policy-briefsdamage-prevention energy
Challenges to Increasing Non-Federal Investment in Private Infrastructure: How Can the U.S. Turn $200B into $1.5T?
Challenges to Increasing Non-Federal Investment in Private Infrastructure: How Can the U.S. Turn $200B into $1.5T?March, 2018, , policy-briefstransportation energy innovation-and-technology
Policy Brief: 5G Primer
Policy Brief: 5G PrimerOctober, 2017policy-briefsinnovation-and-technology
Building a Smarter Electric Grid: How Investing In Smarter Electricity Will Energize America
Building a Smarter Electric Grid: How Investing In Smarter Electricity Will Energize AmericaJuly, 2017, white-papersenergy innovation-and-technology
ARCTIC PROMISE: Challenges and Opportunities in Realizing the Next Generation of U.S. Arctic Infrastructure
ARCTIC PROMISE: Challenges and Opportunities in Realizing the Next Generation of U.S. Arctic InfrastructureFebruary, 2017, , white-paperstransportation energy innovation-and-technology
The Energy (Dis)Union: Challenges and Opportunities in the Emerging Market (ITALIAN)
The Energy (Dis)Union: Challenges and Opportunities in the Emerging Market (ITALIAN)October, 2016, , white-papersenergy innovation-and-technology economics
The Energy (Dis)Union: Challenges and Opportunities in the Emerging Market (POLISH)
The Energy (Dis)Union: Challenges and Opportunities in the Emerging Market (POLISH)October, 2016, , white-papersenergy innovation-and-technology economics
The Energy (Dis)Union: Challenges and Opportunities in the Emerging Market
The Energy (Dis)Union: Challenges and Opportunities in the Emerging MarketOctober, 2016, , white-papersenergy innovation-and-technology economics
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: How State Legislatures Can Help Us Dig Safer
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: How State Legislatures Can Help Us Dig SaferAugust, 2016, , white-papersdamage-prevention innovation-and-technology public-safety
Infrastructure Resiliency: Preventing Damage Through Critical Investments
Infrastructure Resiliency: Preventing Damage Through Critical InvestmentsJuly, 2016, , policy-briefstransportation energy innovation-and-technology
Damage Prevention Report Card
Damage Prevention Report CardJune, 2016, , white-papersdamage-prevention innovation-and-technology public-safety
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund: Broken or Misused?
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund: Broken or Misused?May, 2016, , white-paperstransportation maritime economics
Balancing Environmental Protection and National Infrastructure Development
Balancing Environmental Protection and National Infrastructure DevelopmentApril, 2016, , policy-briefstransportation energy climate-and-conservation
The Somewhat Turbulent Journey of Delivery Drones
The Somewhat Turbulent Journey of Delivery DronesApril, 2016, policy-briefstransportation innovation-and-technology
Aii Chairman Publishes Report in European Energy Journal
Aii Chairman Publishes Report in European Energy JournalMarch, 2016, , white-papersenergy innovation-and-technology economics
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Reauthorization
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ReauthorizationMarch, 2016, policy-briefsdamage-prevention public-safety
The Passenger Facility Charge: Hidden Tax or Needed Infrastructure Investment?
The Passenger Facility Charge: Hidden Tax or Needed Infrastructure Investment?March, 2016, policy-briefstransportation economics
Are P3's a Practical Tool to Tackle the Growing Infrastructure Debt?
Are P3’s a Practical Tool to Tackle the Growing Infrastructure Debt?February, 2016, , , policy-briefstransportation energy innovation-and-technology economics
Driverless Cars
Driverless CarsFebruary, 2016, policy-briefstransportation innovation-and-technology
Intelligent Roads
Intelligent RoadsJanuary, 2016, policy-briefstransportation innovation-and-technology
The Jones Act: Protectionism v. Global Trade
The Jones Act: Protectionism v. Global TradeJanuary, 2016, white-paperseconomics foreign-policy
Energy Storage
Energy StorageDecember, 2015policy-briefsenergy
Can America Afford to Defund Rural Infrastructure?
Can America Afford to Defund Rural Infrastructure?December, 2015, , policy-briefstransportation energy economics
Time Running Out for Highway Funding Bill
Time Running Out for Highway Funding BillNovember, 2015policy-briefstransportation
Back on Track: Bringing Rail Safety into the 21st Century
Back on Track: Bringing Rail Safety into the 21st CenturyAugust, 2015, , white-paperstransportation rail innovation-and-technology
Energy as an Instrument of Foreign Policy
Energy as an Instrument of Foreign PolicyJune, 2015, , white-papersenergy innovation-and-technology foreign-policy
The Highway Trust Fund: A History, Analysis, Discussion, and Assessment for Improving Solvency
The Highway Trust Fund: A History, Analysis, Discussion, and Assessment for Improving SolvencyMay, 2015, , white-paperstransportation innovation-and-technology economics