Center scholars and fellows regularly publish op-eds in leading media outlets. Please find them below, ordered by most recent publication date.

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David Sandalow

Writing in the Huffington Post, Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow describes Cuba’s energy sector and argues that cooperation between the United States and Cuba in the energy sector would benefit both countries.

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Keith J. Benes

Fellow Keith Benes, Faculty Affiliate Johannes Urpelainen and colleagues write about how the recent decline in oil prices presents an opportunity for governments to reduce consumer fuel subsidies without risking a backlash from consumers and vested interests.  

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Jason Bordoff

Writing on CNN.com, Jason Bordoff explains how the deepening oil price collapse is having serious economic, environmental and geopolitical consequences across the world while, at the same time, creating an opportunity to adopt strong energy policies to lessen the adverse impact of oil's swings. 

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Jason Bordoff

Jason Bordoff and Carlos Pascual discuss how to drive private investment to meet the Paris COP21 climate goals in Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. 

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David Sandalow

In the next week, with the Paris climate conference underway, millions of Americans will hear and read news stories about global warming. They'll hear that allowing global average temperatures to increase by more than 2°C would be dangerous, that nations of the world have pledged to keep warming below 2°C and that, in the absence of policies, global average temperatures are likely to increase by a shocking 4°C by the end of the century. There's only one problem: Americans think in degrees Fahrenheit. 

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Jason Bordoff

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Jason Bordoff

The U.S. energy trade has been in the news often recently, with questions such as whether industry will be allowed to send oil overseas or import it via a certain pipeline from Canada. Seemingly forgotten is the historic milestone that will occur early next year when a tanker for the first time ever sets sail from the U.S. lower 48 to deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market. Supporters will tout the economic benefits, while opponents will revisit concerns about environmental and manufacturing impacts.

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Jason Bordoff

In the midst of the 1973 Arab oil embargo, President Richard Nixon launched “Project Independence” to make the U.S. energy self-sufficient by 1980. Every president since has also promised to make the U.S. energy independent. Around the world, too, a desire for energy security motivates calls to reduce imports from sources perceived as unreliable or unstable, and to become more disconnected from the global market. Fortunately, these isolation efforts have failed.

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Jason Bordoff

In his latest op-ed, Jason Bordoff explains why, on balance, the provision in this week’s budget deal to sell crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) increases, not decreases, U.S. energy security. 

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Jason Bordoff

Everybody loves $2 gasoline. But we should be wary of the domestic and global downsides, writes Jason Bordoff in Foreign Policy.

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