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A Call to Action: Executive Summary by Herschel Specter President, RBR Consultants, Inc. mhspecter@verizon.net This report is a call to action, and it presents a multi-faceted national energy plan that would address the twin...
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Oil prices are expected to average between $100 and $120/barrel in 2012. “Economists say they expect prices to remain high despite the relative weaknesses of the American and European economies...
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Full Title: Building America's Energy Future: A Portfolio of Promising Policies Author(s): Tony Knowles, Mary Haddican, Charles Wohlforth Publisher(s): National Energy Policy Institute Publication Date: 6/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: To help our leaders address America’s...
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Full Title: Consequences of U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil Author(s): Stephen P.A. Brown and Ryan T. Kennelly Publisher(s): National Energy Policy Institute Publication Date: 4/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: We examine the consequences of U.S. dependence...
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A recent Congressional Research Service report titled “Rising Gasoline Prices 2012” states that Congress has “limited short term options … to address gasoline prices.” The report identifies six short-run policy options...
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Full Title: Crude Oil Imports and National Security Author(s): Robert Ames, Anthony Corridore, Edward Hirs, and Paul MacAvoy Publisher(s): United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) & International Association for Energy Economics...
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[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.] The main...
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[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.] An analysis...
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[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.] Oil-based fuels...
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[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.] We should...
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[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.] The shift...
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[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.] The U.S....
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Full Title: Does Imported Oil Threaten U.S. National Security? Author(s): Keith Crane, Andreas Goldthau, Michael Toman, Thomas Light, Stuart E. Johnson, Alireza Nader, Angel Rabasa, Harun Dog Publisher(s): The RAND Corporation Publication Date:...
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In a recent research note, Swiss bank UBS AG expressed uncertainty about the economic impacts of surging U.S. oil and gas production. While the domestic energy boom is widely thought...
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Full Title: Energy Alarmism: The Myths That Make Americans Worry about Oil Author(s): Eugene Gholz and Daryl G. Press Publisher(s): Cato Institute Publication Date: 04/2007 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Many Americans have lost confidence in...
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Full Title: Energy Independence and Security: A Reality Check Author(s): Branko Terzic Publisher(s): Deloitte Publication Date: 1/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: While U.S. energy independence may be  unattainable in the foreseeable future, energy  security is a...
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Full Title: Energy Security Fact Pact: Q4 2014 Author(s): Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Publisher(s): Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Publication Date: 02/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): This edition of the Energy Security Fact Pack investigates...
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Full Title: Energy Security: Meeting the Growing Challenge of National Oil Companies Author(s): Amy Myers Jaffe and Matthew Chen Publisher(s): The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations Publication Date: 2007 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description...
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ExxonMobil recently released its 2012 Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040, a report forecasting energy trends out for the next several decades. Among the projections highlighted in ExxonMobil’s announcement: “Global...
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A report, “Fuel Choice for American Prosperity,” recently published by the United States Energy Security Council (USESC), a group within the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS), identifies...
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Full Title: In Search of Effective and Viable Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases Author(s): Nicholas Burger, Liisa Ecola, Thomas Light, Michael Toman Publisher(s): Environment Publication Date: 6/2009 Language: English Length: 12 pages, PDF Full Text:...
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The New York Times has reported that Iran has threatened to block all oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz, which serves as a transport corridor for approximately 1/5 of...
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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama Administration has decided to defer its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until after the 2012 election. The decision came through...
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Last Wednesday, the Obama administration officially denied approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. A rider included by the GOP in the payroll tax plan President Obama signed last month required...
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Full Title: Measuring Energy Security: Trends in the Diversification of Oil and Natural  Gas Supplies Author(s): Gail Cohen, Frederick Joutz and Prakash Loungani Publisher(s): International Monetary Fund Publication Date: 2/2011 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt):  We present evidence...
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Full Title: Descending from the Pollution Plateau: Why Carbon Dioxide Emissions are Declining in the Mountain West and How to Keep it that Way Author(s): Tommy Steiner Publisher(s): Herzliya Conference Publication Date: 8/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): The Herzliya...
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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has released a report titled “Keystone XL: A Tar Sands Pipeline to Increase Oil Prices,” arguing that the Keystone XL pipeline will increase gas...
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A number of studies have shown that high oil prices have been a major factor in causing recessions in the United States. The cause of previous high oil prices has often...
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Full Title: Oil and the Debt: A Historical and Prospective Analysis of the Impact of U.S. Oil Dependence on the Federal Debt Author(s): Robert F. Wescott, Ph.D, Phillip L. Swagel, Ph.D.,...
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Full Title: Oil and the Marcoeconomy Since the 1970s Author(s): Robert B. Barsky and Lutz Kilian Publisher(s): Journal of Economic Perspectives Publication Date: 10/2004 Language: English Length: 20 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): Economists have long been intrigued by empirical evidence...
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Full Title: Oil Demand, Supply, and Medium-Term Price Prospects: A Wavelets-Based Analysis Author(s): Mahmoud A. El-Gamal and Amy M. Jaffe Publisher(s): N/A Publication Date: 6/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The global “great recession” was precipitated in...
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Full Title: Oil Security 2025: U.S. National Security Policy in an Era of Domestic Oil Abundance Author(s): Securing America's Future Energy Publisher(s): Securing America's Future Energy Publication Date: 01/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): America’s oil...
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Full Title: Oil Security Index: Quarterly Update, April 2015 Author(s): Securing America's Future Energy Publisher(s): Securing America's Future Energy Publication Date: 04/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): SAFE’s Oil Security Index gives readers a detailed breakdown...
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Full Title: Oil Shocks in a Global Perspective: Are they Really that Bad? Author(s): Tobias N. Rasmussen and Agustín Roitman Publisher(s): IMF Publication Date: 8/2011 Language: English Length: 30 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): Using a comprehensive global dataset, we outline stylized...
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This month OPEC, the intergovernmental affiliation of twelve oil-producing countries, released two different estimates for its members’ monthly crude production. The first estimated 31.2m b/d in February, and relied on...
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Full Title: Renewable Energy Opportunities for Island Tourism Author(s): International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Publisher(s): International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Publication Date: 08/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Tourism is an important economic driver for island...
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Full Title: The Gulf Oil Spill: Lessons for Public Policy Author(s): Richard L. Gordon Publisher(s): Cato Institute Publication Date: 10/2011 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the ensuing...
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Transcript: "Economics of America's Oil Dependence" Opening Remarks: WILLIAM SQUADRON, President, OurEnergyPolicy.org REPRESENTATIVE PETER WELCH (D VT), Co Chair, Congressional Peak Oil Caucus REPRESENTATIVE ROSCOE BARTLETT (R MD), Co Chair Congressional Peak Oil Caucus Panel Speakers: THE HONORABLE...
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At a recent event hosted by the Hudson Institute, energy professionals gathered to discuss energy issues affecting both the United States and China, with significant discussion centering on how low...
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According to data collected and reported by Bloomberg News, the “U.S. is the closest it has been in almost 20 years to achieving energy self-sufficiency”. In the first 10 months...
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Full Title: US Crude Oil Exchanges with Mexico Author(s): Adrián Lajous Publisher(s): Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy Publication Date: 02/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): As the debate around US crude oil exports grows...
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Last week, House and Senate Appropriations Committees approved separate and distinct versions of a Fiscal Year 2013 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill. The legislation sets spending levels for DOE,...
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Full Title: Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs and Security Author(s): Amory Lovins, E. Kyle Datta, Odd-Even Bustnes, Jonathan G. Koomey, and Nathan J. Glasgow Publisher(s): Rocky Mountain Institute Publication Date: 3/2005 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD...
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