Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Sale
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Tommy Beaudreau examines the positive implications of the Department of the Interior (DOI) March region-wide lease sale--that offered about 77 million acres in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM)--and what it means for the future of the offshore industry in the United States.

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Johannes Urpelainen writes that the time is ripe for a revolution in renewable energy policy. Government subsidies that allow renewable energy generation to compete with fossil fuels no longer make sense. Instead, governments interested in clean energy and decarbonization should use policy to remove systemic obstacles to growth and integrate intermittent power supplies into the electric grid.

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Noah Kaufman examines the history and application of the social cost of carbon (SC-CO2) in the United States, focusing on the use of the SC-CO2 to set carbon tax and clean energy subsidy rates.

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Noah Kaufman and Jonathan Elkind explore whether China’s national CO2 emissions trading system (ETS) is likely to drive significant emissions reductions. 

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Senior Research Scholar Richard Nephew writes on the consequences of a possible decision by President Trump to de-authorize the extension of sanctions waivers that permit the JCPOA to function.

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In this new commenary, CGEP Nonresident Fellow Shayle Kann and his co-author MJ Shiao argue that there are two main reasons solar companies will think twice before investing into new US solar panel manufacturing industry -- the economic benefits from new tariffs may never materilaize and if they do they will be short lived. 

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A recent study by MIT attempts to address the issue of the technological improvements in the U.S. tight oil sector. Given the consequential impacts of the US shale revolution, both at home and abroad, it is important to understand what the MIT study actually said and its implications for US production. In this new commentary, CGEP scholar Marianne Kah attempts to highlight and clarify some of the critical findings of the MIT study and address more broadly the many uncertainties regarding forecasting future US tight oil production. 

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In a new commentary from the Center on Global Energy Policy, Nonresident Fellow Dr. Varun Sivaram surveys four areas affected by Trump’s solar tariffs—domestic manufacturing, innovation in solar technology, domestic deployment of solar power, and trade retaliation and disputes—concluding that the tariffs will not generate material benefits in any of them.  

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Senior Research Scholar Richard Nephew outlines four potential paths forward for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and their implications for energy markets.

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Senior Research Scholar Richard Nephew and David Mortlock explore the history of the EU blocking regulation and potential outcomes of the United States unilaterally reimposing secondary sanctions for Iran today.

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