Resilience

Secretary Perry’s Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule: On Market Interventions and Minimizing the Damage

A.J. Goulding
Infrastructure
Resilience

Faculty affiliate A.J. Goulding explores U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s September 29 order to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to address threats to U.S. electrical grid resiliency.

The Role of International Institutions in Fostering Sub-Saharan Africa's Electrification

Dr. Morgan Bazilian
Infrastructure
Resilience
Sustainability

Fellow Morgan Bazilian and Simone Tagliapietra, senior researcher at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, discuss the role of international institutions in bringing electricity to sub-Saharan Africa.

5 lessons US energy markets must learn from Hurricane Harvey's devastation

Writing on CNBC.com, Jason Bordoff discusses the five lessons US energy markets must learn from Hurricane Harvey's devastation.

From Katrina to Harvey: Storm Resilience in the Age of Shale

Antoine Halff
Climate Change
Infrastructure
Oil
Resilience

Download the commentary as a PDF

by Antoine Halff

 

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Whatever happened to the Golden Age of natural gas?

Dr. Tim Boersma
Climate Change
Infrastructure
LNG
Natural Gas
Resilience
Sustainability

Senior Scholar Tim Boersma and Sarah Jordaan (Johns Hopkins SAIS) explore the narrative of natural gas as a transition fuel, and how it has thus far manifested itself in various key markets.

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.

Navigating Political Hurricanes in the MENA Region: Energy Pricing Reform in a Context of Changing Social Contracts

Center on Global Energy Policy
Natural Gas
Oil
Resilience

Authors Tom Moerenhout, Nikos Vezanis, and Chris Westling analyze the political economy of energy pricing reforms in the Middle East and North Africa since the Arab Spring. This report investigates the conditions under which the governments of Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Iran--each with very different political economies--were able to implement price increases. The report explains for each country why reform was necessary, how political coalitions affected reform planning and implementation, and how social contract dynamics affected the reforms.

Policymakers: Don't Take Clean Air For Granted

Director Jason Bordoff writes in Reuters that as policymakers consider a new administrator to the EPA, they should remember the agency's origins -- to provide a clean, safe and healthy environment for all Americans.

Four Years After Sandy, Tackling the Rising Threat of Fuel Emergencies

Robert M. Hallman
Infrastructure
Resilience

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.

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