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

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.

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

Suddenly, the United States is energy rich. The problem is that we’re still guided by policies that assume the opposite.

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

President Obama's announcement on Tuesday that he will use his executive authority to regulate carbon-dioxide emissions from existing power plants, and to finalize rules for plants that have yet to be built, is reason to celebrate — but also an occasion for mourning. The announcement reflects Congress’s refusal to pass serious laws to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. Ultimately, if America is to fully contribute to an effective global response to the perils of a warming planet, Congress must stop dithering.

Op-Ed

Jason Bordoff

Gasoline prices have shot up nearly 20 cents since the start of July and are projected to rise higher yet. Gasoline prices are largely driven by global crude oil prices and usually rise during the summer driving season. But this year, in an ironic twist, they are being pushed up even more in part because US gasoline consumption is much lower than anyone anticipated just a few years ago.

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