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Richard Nephew

http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/blog/impact-escalating-tensions-russia-... Impact of Escalating Tensions with Russia on EU and US Sanctions over Ukraine

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Richard Nephew

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued its latest quarterly report on Iran’s nuclear program on Wednesday, November 18. Though the report is itself confidential and restricted to solely IAEA member state governments until released formally by the Board of Governors, it found its way to the internet as it almost always does and has shed some light on the pace and progress of Iran’s implementation of its nuclear commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This post offers a few thoughts on how far Iran has come and how far it has yet to go, and speculates as to when formal “Implementation Day” – the day when sanctions relief begins and Iran is free to add significant volumes of oil to the market -- will occur.

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Adrian Lajous

On September 30 the results of the second invitation to bid on acreage for Mexico’s oil upstream from Round 1 were made public in what was an exceptionally transparent process. Government officials are rightly proud of this and are happy with the results of the bidding process.

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David Sandalow

David Sandalow offers his reaction to the global commentary surrounding the Obama administration's recently announced Clean Power Plan.

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Richard Nephew

Today saw the announcement of a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1. Center Fellow and Program Director Richard Nephew, the former Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State and lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, offered his thoughts and commentary.

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David Sandalow

June was a big month for climate diplomacy with announcements from China, Brazil, the US and the Vatican, among others. In his latest commentary, David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, argues that the 21st annual Conference of Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, set for Paris in late November, is already in part a success.

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Colin Fenton

Analysts expected the June 5 OPEC meeting to be a non-event where the group would not change its production strategy. That view proved correct. But that was just one of the many things OPEC did not do last Friday. Center Fellow Colin Fenton offers this report from his time in Vienna.

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Richard Nephew

Richard Nephew, Program Director for Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets at the Center on Global Energy Policy, reacts to the announcement today regarding the parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed to by the P5+1 and Iran. The views expressed here are his own.

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Jason Bordoff

Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, contributed to a new paper by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) on how the corporate use of carbon pricing can spur innovation, curtail risk and provide investors with an economic valuation of climate-related risks and opportunities.

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Jason Bordoff

Jason Bordoff, founding director of Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy and former energy advisor to the White House for the Obama administration, provides comments in response to the EPA's proposed guidelines to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants.

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