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CGEP non-resident Fellow Robin Mills writes that  Iran has missed many chances to use its energy resources strategically and now that the US has withdrawn from the JCPOA its economic survival depends on maintaining some unlikely diplomatic and commercial alliances.

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CGEP Scholar Richard Nephew writes about what Congress, U.S. partners, and Iran will do now in the wake of today’s announcement that President Trump will no longer authorize the renewal of U.S. sanctions waivers connected with the Iran nuclear agreement

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In a new commentary, non-resident Fellow Robin Mills examines the potential implications of Bahrain's recent discovery of 80 billion barrels of shale oil. The find marks the arrival of shale oil in the Middle East, and commercial offshore shale oil production would be a first for the worldwide industry.

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Tim Boersma, Tatiana Mitrova, and Akos Losz review natural gas developments over the past 12 months and discuss the new global gas order. 

Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Sale
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Tommy Beaudreau examines the positive implications of the Department of the Interior (DOI) March region-wide lease sale--that offered about 77 million acres in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM)--and what it means for the future of the offshore industry in the United States.

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Johannes Urpelainen writes that the time is ripe for a revolution in renewable energy policy. Government subsidies that allow renewable energy generation to compete with fossil fuels no longer make sense. Instead, governments interested in clean energy and decarbonization should use policy to remove systemic obstacles to growth and integrate intermittent power supplies into the electric grid.

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Noah Kaufman examines the history and application of the social cost of carbon (SC-CO2) in the United States, focusing on the use of the SC-CO2 to set carbon tax and clean energy subsidy rates.

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Noah Kaufman and Jonathan Elkind explore whether China’s national CO2 emissions trading system (ETS) is likely to drive significant emissions reductions. 

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Senior Research Scholar Richard Nephew writes on the consequences of a possible decision by President Trump to de-authorize the extension of sanctions waivers that permit the JCPOA to function.

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In this new commenary, CGEP Nonresident Fellow Shayle Kann and his co-author MJ Shiao argue that there are two main reasons solar companies will think twice before investing into new US solar panel manufacturing industry -- the economic benefits from new tariffs may never materilaize and if they do they will be short lived. 

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