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.

Report

Jason Bordoff

The Center on Global Energy Policy released a new report today, "American Gas to the Rescue? The Impact of US LNG Exports on European Security and Russian Foreign Policy,” co-authored by Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, and Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group. As Western governments have responded to Russia’s continued efforts to destabilize Ukraine, the potential for US natural gas exports to inflict economic pain on Moscow and undermine its influence in Europe have made for some eye-catching headlines. To cut through the hyperbole surrounding this issue, the authors undertook a study that provides a cool-headed examination of the impact of US LNG exports on European energy security and Russian foreign policy.

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David Sandalow

During July 2014, a team led by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy conducted several dozen interviews on Chinese shale gas policies. Individuals interviewed were from central government ministries, provincial government ministries, state-owned enterprises, independent oil and gas companies, oil and gas service companies, law firms, environmental groups, consultancies and universities. The team also surveyed the Chinese and English-language literature on the Chinese shale gas sector. Based on those interviews and that research, the team provides this report as a resource for discussions in the months and years ahead.

Interview

BP Chief Economist Christof Rühl sat down with Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy ahead of the release of BP’s annual Statistical Review of World Energy in the United States to discuss the rise of U.S. oil production and the subsequent surge in domestic demand last year, European dependence on Russian natural gas, the outlook for oil price stability, and growth in global coal consumption.

Interview

Forecasting the long-term outlook for global energy markets has always been a formidable task. The Center on Global Energy Policy sat down with Eirik Wærness, Statoil’s chief economist, ahead of the U.S. presentation of Statoil’s long-term macro and market outlook (PDF), to discuss the changes in global energy security requirements, geopolitical risks to markets, U.S. shale oil production, the impact of the developing global LNG market, and the variables which must be taken into account when looking 25 years into the future of the global energy system.

Commentary

Jason Bordoff

Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, contributed to a new paper by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) on how the corporate use of carbon pricing can spur innovation, curtail risk and provide investors with an economic valuation of climate-related risks and opportunities.

Interview

Center on Global Energy Policy

Daniel Poneman, the longest serving Deputy Secretary in the history of the U.S. Department of Energy, announced today that he was stepping down from the position. Mr. Poneman was a critical player in some of the biggest decisions to face U.S. energy policy in generations. He sat down to discuss some of those issues with Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy.

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Center on Global Energy Policy

To provide background and context for improved understanding of the current situation in Iraq, the Center on Global Energy Policy is pleased to present an Issue Brief on Iraq’s Oil Sector providing facts about Iraq’s potential production, reserves, current production, pipeline network, refineries, and foreign investment. We hope you find it a useful resource.

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Adrian Lajous

The Center on Global Energy Policy is pleased to present a new analysis from Adrian Lajous, CGEP Fellow and former CEO of Pemex, on Mexican Energy Reform.

Commentary

Jason Bordoff

Jason Bordoff, founding director of Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy and former energy advisor to the White House for the Obama administration, provides comments in response to the EPA's proposed guidelines to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants.

Commentary

Center on Global Energy Policy

Understanding the impact of energy subsidies—and how the impacts might change in the evolving global energy landscape—is necessary if decision makers are to successfully navigate the complex world of energy policy.

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