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2016 News Items

June 2016

Via Bloomberg

“They [Iran] have surprised most market participants with the speed they’ve been able to resume production,” said Antoine Halff, a senior fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University in New York. “But to exceed pre-sanctions levels would require investment and technology and that’s a much longer-term proposition.”

Via Washington Post

“This would be the first time a U.S. aviation company was having a discussion with Iranian purchasers of civilian airliners since the early ’70s,” said Richard Nephew, a sanctions expert who was on the State Department team negotiating with Iran and who now works at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. “Based on my experiences in negotiations, the Iranians were clear that they liked Boeings and liked Airbuses and wanted a bit of both.”

Via NPR

Iran is on track to restore oil production and exports to pre-sanction levels, surprising many analysts. It's one of the areas where Iran has benefited from the nuclear deal it made with world powers. CGEP Fellow Bob McNally spoked with NPR's Jackie Northam.

Via Foreign Policy

“There are a lot of positive, encouraging signals — including today’s announcement — that India is taking the threat of climate change more seriously,” said Jason Bordoff, a former Obama energy and climate advisor who now directs Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. “We should applaud what India is doing, but not get carried away."

Via Financial Times

“The policy goals . . . of reducing oil demand for environmental and security reasons won’t be achieved simply based on consumer preferences alone,” says Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and a former Obama administration energy official.

Via Global CO2 Initiative

“I look forward to working with the Global CO2 Initiative to develop this important roadmap,” said David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, who serves as Chair of the ICEF Innovation Roadmap Project. “The ICEF Innovation Roadmap Project welcomes the chance to contribute to work on carbon dioxide utilization and help fill a gap in the global R&D agenda for clean energy technologies.”

Via New York Times

“It has taken longer and involved a lower price than they would have thought, but it is working,” said Jason Bordoff, a former White House energy adviser who is now director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.

Via Marketplace

“I don’t think there would be much interest from the standpoint of the Saudis, and maybe even some of the other OPEC members, in cutting production at this point, because after living with low prices for a year and a half or so now, the low prices are working, the prices are recovering,” Bordoff said.

May 2016

Via CNN

"Production will recover when the oil prices make it economic, not because we gut environmental rules that protect air and water," said Jason Bordoff, a professor on energy policy at Columbia University and a former Obama adviser.

Via Wall Street Journal

“It’s really a new chapter in Saudi oil policy,” said Antoine Halff, an oil economist and fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University in New York.

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