Noteby Trevor Houser | December 15, 2011 Reactions to the results of the annual UN climate change conference that wrapped up last week in South Africa have been all over the map. This wide range of reactions is understandable, as there wasn’t one agreement reached in Durban, but three. And the value of each of those agreements depends entirely on your view of how best to tackle climate change
ReportTrevor Houser and Jason Selfe | November 23, 2011 As the annual UN climate change conference begins in Durban, RHG's Trevor Houser assesses the prospects the US will be able to deliver on its share of a $100 billion climate finance pledge.
Noteby Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan | September 26, 2011 The term “energy poverty” is used to describe the 1.6 billion people in the developing world who lack access to electricity or the more than 2 billion who still rely on biomass as their primary source of energy. This phenomenon presents a significant barrier to economic growth in poor countries. But data released last week from the Census Bureau points to a new kind of energy poverty taking place here in the United States as the result of high oil prices and a weak economic recovery.
Noteby Pramit Pal Chaudhuri and Shashank Mohan | August 4, 2011 The financial sanctions imposed against Iran over its nuclear program have severely disrupted Iran’s petroleum trade with its second-largest customer, India. In this note we assess the impact on global oil markets and India-Iran relations.
Noteby Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan | August 3, 2011 Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan assess the oil market impact of the 2017-2025 vehicle efficiency standards just announced by the Obama Administration.
Articleby Trevor Houser | July 12, 2011 Australia’s proposed carbon tax is attracting interest in some unlikely quarters of the American political landscape. Conventional wisdom in Washington is that the economic crisis coupled with the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives has killed the prospect of serious US climate change policy. Yet while American politicians don’t seem too concerned about rising global temperatures, they are definitely concerned about rising fiscal deficits.
Reportby Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan | June 30, 2011 As US gasoline prices approached $4 a gallon in spring 2011, energy security moved to the forefront of the American political debate. Houser and Mohan analyze the various recent policy proposals, from expanded offshore drilling to new vehicle efficiency standards.
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