The days of simply sticking a pipe in the ground and tapping a pool of easy-to-handle and profitable crude oil are fading. Changing resources require people challenge conventional thinking on oil.
The decisions facing the Trump administration over the Paris Climate Agreement are not as simple as is often portrayed.
As the Trump administration casts doubt on the future of the U.S. role under the Paris climate accords, China finds itself positioned to lead.
Slashing the EPA’s budget and cutting its staffing as proposed in President Trump’s plan will have serious ramifications not only for public health and safety, but for productive collaboration with industry.
More power to the states to price carbon can support emissions reduction from human activities that accelerate climate change.
By simply knowing more about its oil, California has an opportunity to further transform a critical sector that must rapidly respond to the realities of a warming world.
While recent actions in Washington cast doubt on the reliability of federal data, states stand to gain if they collect the data necessary to solve pressing problems, such as climate change.
California faces hidden climate risks from its oils.
The Trump administration, as well as the private sector, should embrace strategies for jointly tackling local air quality and global climate change where there are many goals which naturally align.
Given the state’s future oil prospects along with large volumes currently being produced, refined, and sold, it is incumbent that elected officials and the public better understand California’s oils.
The Carnegie Energy and Climate Program engages global experts working on issues relating to energy technology, environmental science, and political economy to develop practical solutions for policymakers around the world. The program aims to provide the leadership and the policy framework necessary to minimize the risks that stem from global climate change and competition for resources.