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2014 News Items

January 2014

"The growth of energy demand slows successfully by the decade as we go further out, and the biggest source of that slow down is China," said Mark Finley, general manager of global energy markets and US economics at BP Americas. "We believe that China will reach a point where the economic development will begin to shift from high energy-intensive export-led growth to less energy-intensive domestic consumption of goods and services," explained Finley, presenting the BP Energy Outlook 2035 report at Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy Wednesday night.

CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow comments on the economic, environmental and geologic challenges that China faces in developing its shale gas resources.

The Center on Global Energy Policy co-hosted an interdisciplinary forum in Beijing, China on Jan. 8 to discuss the outlook for large-scale shale gas development in China. The forum included discussions focusing on the barriers to Chinese shale development, possible solutions, relevant lessons from the U.S. shale gas experience, and the geopolitical and economic impacts of the North American shale revolution and increased liquefied natural gas trade.

2013 News Items

November 2013

Center Director Jason Bordoff participated on a panel at the 2013 Atlantic Council Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, that focused on Energy Efficiency and Smart Energy Strategies.

“The world’s energy future is being shaped in China today” explains David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, and former Undersecretary of Energy (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, in an podcast interview with David Yountz, Senior Consultant with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Sandalow, who made 14 trips to China during his time at the U.S. Department of Energy, discusses the ever-growing role of China in international energy markets and global energy governance, as well as what steps the U.S. and China can take to strengthen collaboration on key energy issues.

October 2013

Center Director Jason Bordoff—along with Francisco Blanch, head of global commodities and derivatives research for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Barry Smitherman, Chairman, Texas Railroad Commission—discuss how increases in U.S. oil and gas production have affected global markets and what role energy policy should play to support the sustainable production of hydrocarbons at the Bloomberg Link Oil and Gas Conference in Houston. Margot Habiby of Bloomberg LP moderated the event.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a surprisingly deep cut in the amount of ethanol that must be blended into U.S. gasoline next year

At an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center, Jason Bordoff, Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, joined a panel on Leveraging Comparative Advantages to Deploy Low Carbon Energy Technologies. The session examined whether natural gas and low carbon energy technologies can play complementary roles in transitioning the global economy to a cleaner, more sustainable trajectory.

A new study offers insight—but not the final word—on methane emissions from natural gas production.

The U.S. is undergoing an energy revolution in oil, gas, wind, solar and energy efficiency. But abundance brings its own perils. "The transformation we've seen in just the last few years from an outlook of scarcity to one of abundance is real," says Jason Bordoff, director of Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy. "It has huge economic, geopolitical and environmental implications."