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Will We Ever Stop Using Fossil Fuels?

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: February 4, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Full Title: Will We Ever Stop Using Fossil Fuels? Author(s): Thomas Covert, Michael Greenstone, and Christopher R. Knittel Publisher(s): Journal of Economic Perspectives Publication Date: 2016 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Scientists believe significant climate change is unavoidable without a drastic reduction in the emissions of greenhouse gases from the combustion of fossil fuels. However, few countries have implemented comprehensive policies that price this externality or devote serious resources to developing low-carbon energy sources. In many respects, the world is betting that we will greatly reduce the use of fossil fuels because we will run out of inexpensive fossil fuels… [more]

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Overcoming Barriers to Deployment of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: April 29, 2015 at 4:54 PM

Full Title: Overcoming Barriers to Deployment of Plug-in Electric Vehicles Author(s): Committee on Overcoming Barriers to Electric-Vehicle Deployment; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Transportation Research Board; National Research Council Publisher(s): National Academy of Sciences Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): In the past few years, interest in plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) has grown. Advances in battery and other technologies, new federal standards for carbon-dioxide emissions and fuel economy, state zero-emission-vehicle requirements, and the current administration’s goal of putting millions of alternative-fuel vehicles on the road have all highlighted PEVs as a… [more]

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Worldwide Engagement for Sustainable Energy Strategies

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: April 23, 2015 at 11:12 AM

Full Title: Worldwide Engagement for Sustainable Energy Strategies Author(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT WorldwideEngagementforSustainableEnergyStrategies<- Description (excerpt): In the early 1970s, oil powered the global economy. The 24 industrialised member countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) accounted for 72% of world oil demand. The relatively new producer group, Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), produced 50% of the world’s oil. In 1974, when OAPEC (Organisation for Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries) implemented an embargo cutting oil supplies to major consumer countries, the International Energy Agency (IEA) was… [more]

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Focus on Energy Security: Costs, Benefits and Financing of Holding Emergency Oil Stocks

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: at 10:36 AM

Full Title: Focus on Energy Security: Costs, Benefits and Financing of Holding Emergency Oil Stocks Author(s): Jan Stelter and Yuichiro Nishida Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA) Publication Date: 2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Oil is traded in a market where uncertainty, price volatility, and sudden supply disruptions are common characteristics. Natural disasters, political disagreements and wars can seriously affect supply and demand, and consequently economic activity. One particularly powerful tool of IEA member countries to respond to such disruptions is emergency oil stocks. In its history the IEA released stocks on three occasions, reducing supply shortfalls and the associated… [more]

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The energy-water nexus: potential groundwater-quality degradation associated with production of shale gas

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: April 22, 2015 at 3:09 PM

Full Title: The energy-water nexus: potential groundwater-quality degradation associated with production of shale gas Author(s): Y.K. Kharaka, J.J. Thordsen, C.H. Conaway, & R.B. Thomas Publisher(s): U.S. Geological Survey and Procedia Earth and Planetary Science Publication Date: 2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Oil and natural gas have been the main sources of primary energy in the USA, providing 63% of the total energy consumption in 2011. Petroleum production, drilling operations, and improperly sealed abandoned wells have caused significant local groundwater contamination in many states, including at the USGS OSPER sites in Oklahoma. The potential for groundwater contamination is higher when… [more]

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What Do Falling Oil Prices Mean for Policymakers?

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: January 8, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Oil prices have declined sharply over the last six months, with the U.S. benchmark closing below $50/barrel on Jan. 6th, for the first time since 2009.  A number of factors have contributed to this fall in prices, including an increase in U.S. tight oil production and decreased global demand. Beyond the immediate financial benefits of lower fuel prices for U.S. consumers, the falling price of oil raises several policy questions.  Impacts on financial markets and geopolitical tensions that could be exacerbated if the low price persists are only a few of the potential issues U.S.  policymakers may find themselves dealing… [more]

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Let Freedom Ring: Oil Companies, Capitalism and Fuel Choice

Author(s): Marshall Kaplan
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Fuel Freedom Foundation
Date: May 22, 2014 at 5:21 AM

Americans have many choices that are denied to citizens of other less-fortunate nations. But we forget how many decisions are made for us, sometimes out of necessity, such as paying taxes; sometimes out of greed, such as the monopolistic actions of oil companies in denying many Americans the ability to purchase alcohol-based fuels at their corner gas station. Through various rules imposed on gas stations, oil companies limit many of us from using existing, safe, alternative fuels, like E85, and make available only more expensive, environmentally harmful gasoline. For example, gas stations owned or franchised by an oil company have… [more]

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What’s in Line for Keystone XL?

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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Date: January 30, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Last week Governor Dave Heineman of Nebraska approved the Keystone XL pipeline along a revised route, “which avoids the environmentally-sensitive Sand Hills region of Nebraska.” The final decision now rests in the hands of President Obama, who last year rejected the previous route on grounds that construction of the pipeline and the possibility of a spill could contaminate the Ogallala Aquifer in the Sand Hills region. For many environmentalists and opponents of the Keystone XL project, however, this revised route doesn’t address the bigger climate argument: Due to the high level of greenhouse gasses emitted during production of oil from… [more]

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