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Amy Myers Jaffe delves into the underlying forces shaping global energy.

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An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 21, 2014 REUTERS/Todd Korol

The New Oil Darwinism

It’s a geopolitical jungle out there in the oil world right now and only the fittest will survive. The new oil Darwinism is replacing the older thesis that all producers can succeed over time because the current lack of adequate capital investment is going to create an oil supply gap in the future that will once again boost oil prices (the so-called supply hole thesis). Read More

March 7, 2019

Energy and Climate Policy
How Congressional Appropriations Can Be Leveraged as First Step Toward the Green New Deal

This is a guest post by Benjamin Silliman, research associate for Energy Security and Climate Change at the Council on Foreign Relations. 

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March 4, 2019

India
Bright Future? Fourth Annual Review of Solar Scale-Up in India

This guest post is co-authored by Sarang Shidore, a visiting scholar at the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin, and Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin.

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February 27, 2019

Energy and Environment
“Perceptions” about Oil or Demand Realities?

Amin Nasser, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco, whose shareholder is a sovereign nation, weighed in this week with a warning against U.S. and European activist shareholders who are making demands of the world’s largest publicly traded oil companies. Nasser told an industry audience in London that the oil industry faces a “crisis of perception” among its stakeholders that puts at risk its ability to supply energy to billions of customers around the world.

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