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

Op-Ed

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. 

Op-Ed

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.

Op-Ed

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.

Op-Ed

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.

Op-Ed

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.

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

We are at a transformational moment in energy history. Just a few years ago, all energy projections forecast increased imports, increased scarcity, and increased natural gas prices. Today, we’ve shifted from scarcity to abundance. The changing North American landscape has significant economic, geopolitical, and environmental implications.

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

With greater consumption comes greater energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Assuming current policy continues unchanged, the International Energy Agency projects global energy use will double by 2050, and greenhouse gas emissions will rise alongside growing energy demand.

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

It’s time to get serious. We need an honest discussion about what an economically viable pathway looks like to begin reducing carbon emissions.

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

It would have been hard to imagine just a few years ago that we’d need to debate whether to export our energy. But the North American energy landscape is changing rapidly, and companies have now requested nearly 20 permits from the federal government to export natural gas.

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