Comparing greenhouse gas emissions from global oils that vary widely due to their composition and management.
California faces hidden climate risks from its oils.
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.
Reducing emissions through innovation is technically feasible, and despite a regulatory focus on other fossil fuels, oil will increasingly offer ways to mitigate climate change.
Focusing mainly on petroleum products has handicapped efforts to help the oil industry make choices consonant with a low-carbon world.
California has for too long turned a blind eye to squarely managing its own oil, choosing instead to target other states’ and countries’ fossil fuels.
Despite its massive capital, scope, and durability, the oil sector remains extremely opaque. Open source data are needed to quantify the oil sector’s climate responsibilities.
The American public does not know enough about changing oil resources in order to make reasoned decisions. Oil data transparency is needed for economic, safety, security, and climate reasons.
The looming challenges of translating the historic climate change deal brokered in Paris into meaningful action will dominate the twenty-first century.
Experts from Carnegie and the University of Calgary will discuss the results of the COP21 Climate Change Talks.
The International Energy Agency forecasts that oil will remain the world’s largest energy source for the next several decades, even as action on climate change ramps up. What roles will regulation, innovation, and competition play in the oil sector in the years ahead?