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

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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks as he welcomes Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Déjà vu, Saudi Style

The longer I write about oil, the more I have become convinced that names and faces can change but the basic storylines repeat themselves. For students of history, it might be tempting to say that this is because each generation of new blood comes without the experiences of the past. But perhaps it is just the nature of oil. The inexorable boom and bust pattern of the oil market follows a geopolitical cycle that has proven next to impossible to break. Read More

August 30, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
The Trump Affordable Clean Energy Policy: Deciphering Emissions Math

This post is co-written by Daniel Scheitrum, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

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August 2, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
What States, Cities, and Corporations can do in the Face of Federal Resistance to the Clean Transportation Transition

Stefan Koester is an intern with the Energy Security and Climate Change program at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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July 30, 2018

Iran
Free Flow of Oil, Strait of Hormuz, and Policing International Sea Lanes

The premium appears to be creeping back into international oil prices as markets wait to see who will be policing the sea lanes in the aftermath of a Saudi announcement that it would temporarily halt oil shipments via the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. The Saudi announcement came after two of its oil-laden tankers were attacked by Yemeni Houthi militias.

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