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2015 News Items

July 2015

Richard Nephew, Fellow and Program Director for Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets, joined a Reuters Global Oil Forum discussion on Iran and its re-engagement with the West.

Richard Nephew, Fellow and Program Director for Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets, joined a Reuters Global Oil Forum discussion on the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna and the likely consequences of a deal. A curated transcript of the conversation is available here.

Richard Nephew joins MSNBC's Road Map to discuss why, after 20 months and four different deadlines, the U.S. and Iran have not been able to agree on a final nuclear agreement despite widespread support from world powers such as Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, and China.

Richard Nephew from the Center on Global Energy Policy, discuss if an Iran nuclear deal may finally be looming after 20 months of negotiations.

Richard Nephew, Center Fellow and Program Director, and the former U.S. State Department Sanctions Policy Chief, and MIT Securities Studies Program Researcher James Walsh examine the state of nuclear negotiations with Iran, the impact of global sanctions against the nation and what can be expected from an agreement. They speak on “Bloomberg Markets.”

Richard Nephew, Fellow and Program Director for Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets, joined a Reuters Global Oil Forum discussion on Iran and the Middle East, including ongoing nuclear negotiations. A curated transcript of the conversation is available here.

June 2015

In the world’s roiling energy markets, the think tank is having a day in the sun. Antoine Halff, head of the oil industry and markets division for the International Energy Agency, the research and policy advisory arm of the OECD countries, is joining Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, an up-and-coming academic think tank, as a senior fellow and director of the center’s global oil-markets research program.

In an interview with Al-Jazeera, Center Director Richard Nephew discusses potential ramifications of a failure in US-Iran nuclear talks. His comments begin at 1:09.

Center Fellow Dr. Jim Stock writes about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement of its long-delayed rules for the amount of renewable fuels to be required in the on-road fuel supply in 2014, 2015, and 2016. In the piece he argues that the proposal is a balancing act that supports second-generation fuels, and that the rule provides an opportunity for the ethanol industry to work constructively to expand ethanol penetration in a cost-effective way.

May 2015

Our world is getting more and more virtualized – but ultimately the Networked Age runs on power strips, cargo ships, and Uber trips. And over the next decade and a half, as 2.5 billion people in China, India, and other developing countries come online and join the global middle class, the global demand for energy is going to increase significantly. To take full advantage of the opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation that the Networked Age enables, we’ll need new sources of energy, increased energy efficiency, and considered policies to make this happen.

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