Category: ‘ Policy ’

 

Pinning the Blame on Crude in Trains

Another train derailment and explosion, this time in West Virginia, is an unexpected reminder that although low oil prices might have taken the wind out of the shale boom’s sails, safety and security concerns linger. The acciden...

States Narrow Down on the Gas Tax

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), national average retail gasoline prices are currently at a relatively comfortable $2.05—a 37 percent drop from the price this week last year of $3.27. Motorists couldn’t ...

“The Great Race” to Transform the Automobile

Achieving lasting energy security in the United States will require a fundamental shift in the transportation sector away from oil. In his new book, The Great Race, New America Foundation fellow Levi Tillemann recounts the st...

2015 Energy Policy Forecast: Make or Break

2014 has, without question, been a watershed year for the intersection of oil markets, geopolitics, and domestic energy security. Within the past 12 months we’ve seen the most dramatic oil price swing since the financial crisis,...

Washington State Makes Strides Towards Energy Security

Last month, Governor Jay Inslee unveiled a bold new plan to expand Washington State’s impressive fleet of electric vehicles (EVs). Speaking before the Washington Future Energy Conference, the governor said his state would exte...

Guest Post: When Oil Becomes Optional

This blog is a guest post by Carl Pope, former Executive Director of the Sierra Club, and current Principal, Inside Straight Strategies. It originally appeared in Bloomberg View on December 8, 2014.  Is this the beginning of ...

A Look at the Next Generation of Electric Vehicles

People began filling the main atrium of the National Building Museum early on a chilly Wednesday morning, greeted by the welcome sight of a table full of DC’s famous Astro Doughnuts and hot coffee. While tasty creations are the ...

Then and Now: Are We More Energy Secure? (Part 1 of 2)

Earlier this week, Daniel Yergin was awarded the first ever James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security. In his acceptance speech, Yergin echoed one of Schlesinger’s observations on U.S. energy policy: That we toggle between pan...

Harsh Arctic Conditions Test Industry’s Capabilities

Federal regulators this week received Royal Dutch Shell’s application to bore an exploratory well in the Arctic waters of the Chukchi Sea. Although the company has not made any final decisions, the application, filed with th...

SAFE Launches Energy Security Fact Pack

Today, SAFE released its first edition of the Energy Security Fact Pack for the second quarter of 2014. Designed to provide a data-driven overview of the latest trends in energy security, including U.S. and global oil producti...
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