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EPA’s New Standards for Power Plants

EPA recently finalized new standards for regulating greenhouse gases from power plants. We analyze what the new rules mean for electric power GHG and conventional pollutant emissions into the next decade.

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American Energy Independence: Let the Betting Begin

In this note, we provide a roundup of recent government and industry projections and will explore what these various American energy futures mean for the US economy and national security in the weeks and months ahead.

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Gasoline Prices and Electoral Politics Part Two

Our March 7 analysis of the relationship between gasoline prices and political affiliation elicited considerable feedback and some great questions. So I’ve run some additional numbers and attempt to answer some of the queries we’ve received.

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Gasoline Prices and Electoral Politics in the Age of Unconventional Oil

With average US gasoline prices approaching $4 per gallon, markets are trying to gauge the impact of high oil costs on a fragile US economic recovery. Some analysts have argued that surging unconventional oil production in North America will make this price spike less harmful than those in the past. But for the political class, it’s not the nation-wide picture that matters as much as what’s happening state-by-state. And it’s here that the domestic oil boom has particularly interesting effects.

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Iran’s Food Supply Gets Pinched

Washington and Brussels are trying to curb Iranian oil revenue in a bid to convince Tehran to abandon its nuclear weapons program. But it appears financial sanctions imposed by the West are having a more immediate impact on what Iran buys from abroad rather than what it sells. Reports this week suggest Iranian companies are finding it increasingly difficult to import food, raising the specter of a political crisis ahead of the parliamentary elections on March 2nd. Tehran is trying to a get around the issue by bartering food for oil, but a close look at the data suggests this will only be a partial solution at best.

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Iran and the 2012 Oil Market Outlook

The US and Europe are stepping up the pressure on Iran by going after the country's oil exports. RHG's Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan assess what this means for global oil markets in the coming year.

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Dissecting Durban

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

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Delivering on US Climate Finance Commitments

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.