Noteby Trevor Houser | August 28, 2013 After a sharp drop last year in response to US sanctions and a European import ban, Iranian crude oil exports have leveled off. The US Congress to looking for new ways to tighten the screws on Tehran.
Noteby Trevor Houser | May 29, 2013 Greenhouse gas emissions fell twice as fast in Europe in 2011 than in the US. But it was the US that outperformed in 2012. We analyze recent GHG emission developments in the US and EU and discuss the outlook for the coming year.
Reportby Trevor Houser | March 27, 2013 Energy costs are a key variable in US economic performance. Yet available data on how much Americans spend fueling their cars, heating their homes and lighting their offices either lags by a couple years or is incomplete. This month, we ...
Noteby Trevor Houser | February 27, 2013 China’s 12thFive Year Plan includes a bevy of energy targets Beijing hopes to achieve between 2011 and 2015. Late last week the country’s National Bureau of Statistics released full-year energy supply and demand data for 2012, providing an early indicator on how China is doing two years into the plan. We’ve combed through the numbers, done the math, and offer a report card on Beijing’s progress to date in achieving its big three energy ambitions.
Noteby Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan | February 14, 2013 In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama welcomed the environmental benefits of low-cost natural gas, noting that US CO2 emissions have declined sharply over the past four years. Indeed, coal’s share of US electricity generation fell to 33% in April 2012, the lowest level seen in decades, thanks in large part to cheap natural gas, and US CO2 emissions in the first half of 2012 were 13% below 2005 levels. But as gas prices have risen in recent months, so has demand for coal for power generation. Absent new policy, the recent drop in emissions has likely run its course.
Noteby Trevor Houser | February 11, 2013 Trade data on how Tehran fared under the first year of international sanctions aimed at choking off the country’s crude oil exports is now available. We offer a roundup of Iranian oil exports in 2012 and discuss the outlook for the year ahead.
Reportby Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan | February 7, 2013 RHG assesses the economic, environmental and security implications of the Alliance to Save Energy's goal of doubling US energy productivity by 2030, adopted by President Obama in his State of the Union Address.
Noteby Trevor Houser | November 12, 2012 Today the International Energy Agency (IEA) released their 2012 World Energy Outlook. One of the most striking changes from the 2011 edition is the outlook for American oil production, with the IEA upward revising their projection for US oil output in 2020 by 35%. The report describes recent changes in American energy landscape as “profound” and promises their effects will be “felt beyond North America”. In this note, we look at how IEA’s new projections stack up against other leading forecasts and what they mean for American “energy independence”.
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