The pending Petroleum Industry Bill would increase the government’s take of offshore production and spun-off parts of NNPC, which currently acts as both an operator and a regulator. “That could make it easier for NNPC to tap global capital markets,” says David Livingston.
According to Judy Dempsey at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, EU antitrust regulators have demonstrated an impressive willingness to take a hardline with Gazprom over market access, with the intention of breaking up Gazprom’s monopoly.
“Something is happening in China. Will it lead to a deeper change in energy, or is it a short term disruption?,” said Tao Wang, resident scholar, energy and climate program at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing.
My coauthors and I just released the initial report about our Oil Climate Index (OCI), which estimates using public data and open source models the total lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from different oils. Where the oil is discovered, how it is extracted, how it is transported, and how it is refined all make a huge difference in total GHG emissions.
Debbie Gordon has a chapter in a new work published by the Strategic Studies Institute titled “Energy Demand in the Developing World.” The book is titled New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the U.S. Military.
As the range of oils and extraction methods continues to evolve, how do various oils compare with one another on their climate impacts? During today's OnPoint, Deborah Gordon, director of the Energy and Climate Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discusses a new Oil-Climate Index that highlights the changing dynamics of the oil industry and the impacts on climate change.
Speaking yesterday at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., the institute's energy and climate program director, Deborah Gordon, explained that oil production methods have changed drastically in recent years.
This week Deborah Gordon, Director of the Energy and Climate program at the Carnegie Endowment (and founder of the vehicles program at UCS), together with Adam Brandt and Jonathan Koomey from Stanford University and Joule Bergerson of University of Calgary released some critically important new work on how oil is changing, and the implications these changes have for climate change.
And that greenhouse gas emissions spread is expected to widen further as new, unconventional oils are identified, said the lead author, Deborah Gordon, who directs the Carnegie Endowment’s Energy and Climate Program.
"It's quite possible," says Wang Tao, an expert on climate and energy policy at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Centre for Global Policy in Beijing. "I wouldn't say 100% sure, but given what we're seeing in the heavy industries and the direction that China is trying to drive its economy, I don't think we're going to see a dramatic change and coal consumption back up again."