Energy Efficiency

BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2017

Spencer Dale, Group Chief Economist, BP
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Columbia Club, 15 W. 43 St., New York, NY 10036

BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2017

Why Environmental Regulations Can’t Compete With the Market

Director Jason Bordoff writes in the Wall Street Journal Experts Blog about why environmental regulations can’t compete with the market.

Struggling to Keep the Lights on: Understanding Why ‘Energy Insecurity’ Matters for Health and Equity in the US

Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pulitzer Hall World Room

Struggling to Keep the Lights on: Understanding Why ‘Energy Insecurity’ Matters for Health and Equity in the US

WIE Site Visit: Brookhaven National Lab

Friday, April 28, 2017
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Off-campus

WIE Site Visit: Brookhaven National Lab

Why Trump needs to embrace Obama's fuel economy rules to make America energy independent

Jason Bordoff
Energy Efficiency
Geopolitics
Oil

Director Jason Bordoff writes in Thomson Reuters that if President-elect Trump wants to keep his promise to achieve "energy independence," he must continue on the Obama Administration's path of raising fuel economy standards to cut oil use.

Do Low Oil Prices Undermine US Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards?

Center on Global Energy Policy
Energy Efficiency
Oil
Sustainability
Transportation

Fuel economy standards lie at the center of US efforts to reduce oil consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions. A new report published today by the Center on Global Energy Policy examines the effect low gasoline prices are having on this policy lever. Co-authored by Benjamin Leard, Joshua Linn, and Virginia McConnell of Resources for the Future, the report finds that, during the study period from June 2014 to August 2015, low fuel prices had only a modest effect on meeting the federally required level of fuel economy. If that finding continues beyond the study period, the authors conclude, then low fuel prices will not have a substantial effect on the average fuel economy of new light duty vehicles sales. However, the report cautions that low fuel prices may cause consumers to choose more powerful cars than if fuel prices were higher. Automakers would have to make up the difference if so, which raises the cost of complying with the regulations.

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