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.
Noteby Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan | April 21, 2011 In a speech at Georgetown University on March 30, President Obama announced a goal of cutting US oil imports by one third by 2025 and released a “Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future” laying out the policy pathway to achieve that target. In this note we assess the President’s oil ambitions and policy proposals in terms of their aggressiveness, feasibility, and impact on US energy security.
Articleby Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | April 7, 2011 Pramit Pal Chaudhuri pens a piece in the Hindustan Times on what about nuclear power makes him nervous (plutonium, "black swan" events) and what he brushes off (radioactive leakage, poisoned food, and the argument against foreign-made nuclear reactors).
Articleby Trevor Houser | March 17, 2011 Beijing's decision to suspend approval for new nuclear facilities in the aftermath of the Japanese nuclear crisis caught world markets by surprise and suggested a Chinese energy policy in crisis. But it is vulnerability to oil market disruptions emanating from ongoing events in the Middle East, not the ability to diversify future power supply, that is currently upending China's energy game plan.
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