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Response to IECA

Response of LNG Allies to the Industrial Energy Consumers of America Proposed LNG Export Authorization Extension Through 2050 (Docket No. 2020-02358) On March 11, 2020, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) filed comments with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in opposition to the proposed policy statement put forth by DOE to extend the […]

EU Green Deal
July 30, 2020

CGEP Commentary EU Green Deal

Warsaw, Brussels, and Europe’s Green Deal (CGEP) Jonathan Elkind and Damian Bednarz (July 30): Prospects for the proposed European Green Deal—a top EU priority despite the headwinds from the global pandemic—require accommodating both the “climate ambitious” policy makers in Brussels, Berlin, and several other EU capitals and the “climate cautious” leaders in Warsaw and other […]

Carbon Border Adjustment Tax
July 27, 2020

Carbon Border Taxes Are Unjust

Carbon Border Taxes Are Unjust (Technology Review) Arvind P. Ravikumar (July 27): The EU’s economic recovery plan is notable for its focus on climate action, sustainable investments, and a just transition fund. As part of this deal, the EU is also proposing a carbon border adjustment, also known as a carbon border tax, on imports […]

Energy Poverty
July 23, 2020

Africa’s Clean Energy Future with Gas

Why Gas Should Be Part of Africa’s Clean Energy Future (WEF) Mark Thurber and Todd Moss (July 23): Blocking funding for gas energy projects in Africa may seem like sensible climate policy, but this is not the case. Such an approach could hinder countries’ development and slow the transition to clean energy. Here are a […]

Climate Change
July 22, 2020

Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity Updated

Top Scientists Just Ruled Out Best-Case Global Warming Scenarios (Bloomberg) Eric Roston (July 22): A group of 25 leading scientists now conclude that catastrophic warming is almost inevitable if emissions continue at their current rate, even if there’s less reason to anticipate a totally uninhabitable Earth in coming centuries. The research, published Wed. (July 22) […]

July 22, 2020

EXIM Mozambique Support

EXIM Reaffirms Support for Mozambique LNG Project (Hydrocarbon Eng.) Nicholas Woodroof (July 22): EXIM) has reaffirmed its continuing support for Mozambique LNG by initiating the process of providing $4.7 billion in financing that will support an estimated 16,700 U.S. jobs over the five-year construction period. EXIM Chief Banking Officer Stephen Renna recently signed initial documents […]

EU Green Deal
July 22, 2020

EU Climate Policy Developments

Climate Policy Endures Rough EU Budget Summit (Euractiv) After nearly five days of negotiations, heads of state and government brokered a compromise on the EU’s next long-term €1.8 trillion mega-budget, which will include a €750 billion pandemic recovery fund. Significant compromises had to be made in order for all 27 leaders to agree on the […]

July 21, 2020

New Mexico Methane Rules

New Mexico Looks for ‘Sweet Spot’ In Crafting Methane Rules (AP & Reuters) Susan Bryan (AP, July 21): New Mexico stands to have some of the most expansive rules for addressing methane and other emissions from the oil and gas industry after many meetings with industry experts and environmentalists, state officials said Tues. (July 21). […]

July 20, 2020

Proposal to Plug Orphan Wells

Considering a Major Federal Effort to Plug Orphaned and Abandoned Wells Jason Bordoff, Daniel Raimi, Neelesh Nerurkar (July 20): This paper, a joint effort between Resources for the Future and the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, examines the potential to boost U.S. employment in the oil and gas workforce while also reducing […]

European Union
July 17, 2020

Borchardt Interview on EGD

EU Methane Emission Rules Key to Gas, LNG, Hydrogen Future (S&P) Siobhan Hall (July 17): The European Commission’s deputy director-general for energy, Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, told S&P Global Platts in an interview that if the industry’s methane “problem is not solved, natural gas will have a very, very difficult future, and in the short term, not […]

Renewable Energy
July 13, 2020

Renewables Powering More O&G Operations

Energy Companies Begin Turning to Renewables to Power Oil and Gas Operations Oil and gas field operations are beginning to be fueled by a surprising source—renewable energy, according to new research by IHS Markit… While the numbers are small, they have been growing rapidly over just the past couple years. There had been fewer than […]

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