Oil-Climate Index

The first-of-its-kind Oil-Climate Index compares the climate impacts of global oils.

| Carnegie Oil Initiative

| The Road Through Paris

Pricing Oil for a Warming Climate

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The world of oils is becoming increasingly complex. Compared to a decade ago, new technologies have allowed around 300 new oils to come on-stream. Figuring out which oils are the most carbon intensive has become very complex but also very important for investors and regulatory agencies. Carnegie Endowment, in conjunction with Stanford University, and the University of Calgary has developed a first-of-its-kind Oil-Climate Index (OCI) to compare these resources. Tom Carver sat down with Debbie Gordon, the head of Carnegie’s Energy and Climate program to discuss the ways the OCI describes the new world of unconventional oils.

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Oil-Climate Index

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    Deborah Gordon
    Director and Senior Fellow
    Energy and Climate Program
    Gordon is director of Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where her research focuses on oil and climate change issues in North America and globally.
  • expert thumbnail - Livingston
    David Livingston
    Associate Fellow
    Energy and Climate Program
    Livingston is an associate fellow in Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where his research focuses on geoeconomics, markets, and risk.
  • expert thumbnail - Tao
    Wang Tao
    Nonresident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    Wang Tao is a nonresident scholar in the Energy and Climate Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

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