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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Jason Bordoff

This op-ed from Center Founding Director Jason Bordoff and Fellow Carlos Pascual discusses the broader set of skills and perspectives needed to succeed as an energy leader in today’s complex and evolving landscape.

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

Yesterday’s move by OPEC to leave its production limits unchanged at 30 million barrels per day reflected a failure by the cartel to act collectively to reduce oil production and boost prices. Oil prices will likely continue to drop on fears of oversupply. But while OPEC may go into hibernation, reports of its death are greatly exaggerated. 

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff
Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, argues that lifting the current restrictions on US oil exports is smart for both economic and geopolitical reasons in a Wall Street Journal feature debating the issue.
 

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Ambassador Carlos Pascual
Carlos Pascual, Fellow and Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy and the former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Affairs at the US State Department, addresses the crisis in Ukraine and the importance of reducing Ukrainian and European reliance on Russian natural gas in an op-ed in Reuters. This was penned after he participated in the 11th annual Yalta European Strategy group in Kiev last week . 
 

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Jason Bordoff
Center Director Jason Bordoff and Elizabeth Rosenberg of the Center for A New American Security discuss in a new Reuters op-ed how the design of recent sanctions imposed against Russia represents an innovative "micro-targeting" approach that has the potential to transform the role sanctions can play in foreign policy and geopolitics in the years ahead. 
 

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

The US has a historic opportunity to boost its economic and national security and move to a cleaner energy future, but getting it right requires that it understands more clearly why the shale revolution is more boon than bane. 

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Jason Bordoff

The newest round of sanctions on Russia sets the right tone for potential escalation of pressure if the political crisis in Ukraine deteriorates further. Hit President Vladimir Putin's inner circle of cronies and companies, but leave the energy taps on.

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Jason Bordoff

With every passing hour, Ukraine seems to move closer to the brink of disaster. The causes are multifaceted, but a key driver of the crisis has been Ukrainian -- and European -- dependence on Russian natural gas. In the short term, U.S. officials are understandably scrambling to keep events from spiraling out of control in Crimea, where Russian troops have taken control of much of the peninsula.

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Jason Bordoff

Just last week, the Obama Administration lowered the volume of ethanol that the fuel industry must blend into the U.S. gasoline supply, marking a notable shift in the Administration’s biofuel policy. Predictably, the renewable fuels lobby criticized the rule for hurting farmers, consumers, and increasing our dependence on costly imported oil. The Administration made the right call, however, acknowledging the reality of how rapidly the U.S. energy outlook has changed since the renewable fuels mandate was put in place.

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Jason Bordoff

The question right now is why RIN prices are not lower. And based on various analyst reports this week, a key part of the reason seems to be broad-based skepticism in the market that EPA will use its waiver authority to avoid the blend wall—even though EPA just went to unusual lengths to signal precisely that it will.

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