Following a Global Energy Dialogue on the Niger Delta in October 2016 which brought together more than thirty senior international experts, Matthew Page, an expert on Nigeria who recently left the U.S. State Department, authored a policy memorandum which outlines current challenges and opportunities for the Nigeria petroleum sector as well as recommendations to both public and private actors as a first step to resolving some of the issues which have plagued the sector.
Director Jason Bordoff writes in The Wall Street Journal that the transition to a low carbon economy brings many positives for the environment and energy security, but will also result in new risks such as cybersecurity.
Last month marked the four-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated communities along the Northeastern coast of the United States and caused significant power, fuel and transportation disruptions to millions of families and businesses in the Tri-State region. In a new commentary, non-resident Fellow Robert Hallman writes that since the storm, considerable progress has been made to improve the resilience of the electric grid and prioritize power restoration to critical fuel supply infrastructure; however, as Hallman outlined in a CGEP report this summer, there is still an urgent need for local governments to do more.
As U.S. policy makers and utility stakeholders prepare for the utility of the future, comparisons are often made to the transformation of the telecommunications industry due to wireless technologies. However, a new report by A.J. Goulding, Faculty Affiliate at the Center on Global Energy Policy, indicates that the near-death and subsequent rejuvenation of the U.S. rail system over nearly two centuries also offers lessons for the power sector as it adapts its strategies and regulatory philosophies while planning for the utility of the future.