Category: ‘ Policy ’

 

Oil Security Index: Three New Countries, Spotlight on Saudi Arabia

Earlier this week, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) released the second quarterly installment of its Oil Security Index for 2015, measuring the oil security of sixteen countries around the world. Countries are measured...

Report: Safe Arctic Drilling is Now Possible

The United States has the technological capability to safely ramp up Arctic energy production, a federal advisory committee told Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz last week. If drilling operations were to begin in this decade, the Arc...

Cross Post: USPS can lead fleet vehicle revolution

By USAF Gen. Duncan McNabb (ret.) and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard (R) This entry originally appeared in The Hill on April 2, 2015 In July 1899, the United States Postal Service put into service its first electric-powered...

Obama Administration Releases First Fracking Rules in 30 Years

Today, the Obama administration unveiled the first federal fracking regulations in over 30 years, setting rules regarding chemical disclosures, wastewater disposal, and certain well construction standards. The rules, announced by ...

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 ...
«Previous Post Next Post»