Category: ‘ Policy ’

 

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...

DOT Buckles Down on Crude by Rail

Today, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued long-awaited proposed rules to improve the transportation of various materials including crude oil, ethanol, and other hazardous materials. In making the announcement, Transport...

Diesel Demand to Surge through 2040

When it comes to enhancing American energy security, policymakers often look to gasoline-powered passenger or light-duty vehicles as the largest and most profligate consumers of petroleum fuels. But recent forecasts by the U.S. De...

Highway Trust Fund Needs Immediate Intervention

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the federal government’s primary account for funding the nation’s highways, is going broke. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) estimates that the fund’s balance will drop to zero by lat...

The Need to Know on Condensate Exports

Oil and gas producers have been pulling out all the stops in recent months, pushing on all fronts for Congress and the President to reverse the ban on crude oil exports imposed in the aftermath of the 1973 OPEC oil embargo. Th...
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