Publications

The Center’s research agenda emphasizes an economic and geostrategic approach to key energy policy areas. Current research programs encompass a wide variety of specific studies and topics, focused both on U.S. policy and specific regions around the world. Below is a list of research reports and working papers authored by Center staff and Fellows, ordered by most recent publication date.

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David Sandalow

A working paper jointly published by the Center on Global Energy Policy, the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs explores geopolitical issues that could accompany the widespread deployment of renewable energy technologies.

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Richard Nephew

Jonathan Brewer and Richard Nephew identify key issues and obstacles faced by United Nations sanctions committees, panel members, and member states, and offer recommendations for how to solve some of these challenges, in light of the importance of sanctions as part of the UNSC policy-making process.

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Jonathan Elkind

In the run up to the November 2017 International Energy Agency (IEA) ministerial meeting in Paris, Jonathan Elkind, a Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, writes on the importance of the new U.S. Administration to lead the charge in modernizing the IEA. Despite criticism from President Trump about the efficacy of international organizations and his championing of an “America First” energy policy, Elkind urges the president and his team to not waste an opportunity to invest wisely in an institution that has not only served the United States and its partners well for more than forty years, but has great potential to continue to do so in the next forty.

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Antoine Halff

Antoine Halff writes that market perceptions of OPEC's predicament as it approaches the Vienna meeting--to extend production cuts, raise prices and give the shale industry more support versus unshackling its exports to flood the market and lower oil prices--diverges from reality, and in the short term, the threat of U.S. shale might not be quite as dire as it seems.

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Jamie Webster

In front of the May 2017 OPEC meeting in Vienna, Fellow Jamie Webster indicates that shale still lurks as a strategic threat, and that even though volume-wise, U.S. shale may be too small to take on OPEC’s traditional role as the market balancer, its still-accelerating growth rate is sufficient enough that it could again play the role of disruptor. Webster outlines strategic options--and the pros and cons of each--for OPEC to consider should shale growth reach a level that is unsustainable for a balanced market.

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Dr. Amir Azar

Amir Azar assesses the general outlook for U.S. shale oil and gas in a higher-interest-rate environment by examining North American exploration and production (E&P) companies from a compiled financial perspective, with a focus on the impact of the collapse of oil prices to below $50 per barrel.

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Jason Bordoff

Trevor Houser, Jason Bordoff and Peter Marsters offer an empirical diagnosis of the causes of the U.S. coal industry collapse over the last six years, assess the global coal market outlook, and examine the prospects for a recovery in coal production by modeling the impact of President Trump’s executive order to review or rescind Obama-era environment regulations.

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Tommy Beaudreau, Jason Bordoff

Tommy Beaudreau and Jason Bordoff explore what's next for offshore oil and gas leasing under the Trump Administration

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Dr. Tim Boersma

Fellow Tim Boersma and Steve Griffiths explore reforming electricity, water, and fuel subsidies in the United Arab Emirates in a report for the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies. The report is part of a larger Oxford Energy Forum issue focusing on MENA price reforms.

Commentary

Dr. Tim Boersma, Akos Losz

Together with NITI Aayog and the Confederation of Indian Industry, CGEP organized a day-long workshop in Delhi in late 2016 to discuss the future of natural gas in India. Authors Tim Boersma, Akos Losz, and Astha Ummat drafted the resulting brief which summarizes key takeaways, observations, and questions for future research.

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