Energy & Climate - Research & Publications

Energy & Climate - Research & Publications

THE GLOBAL RACE FOR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS: Commercializing Alaska’s Natural Gas

INTRODUCTION Alaska’s prospect for short and long-term economic growth is in jeopardy, as efforts to unlock the full potential of the state’s energy resources have...

U.S. RESOURCE NATIONALISM: The Impact of Energy Trade Restrictions on National...

Antiquated federal laws that severely limit U.S. energy exports undermine long-term U.S. foreign policy interests by threatening the international free trade regime, obstructing development...

The Economic Case for Lifting the Crude Oil Exports Ban

INTRODUCTION Oil and natural gas development in the United States is expanding at record levels. In the last week of February 2015, the U.S. produced...

Crude Oil Exports: Economic and Geopolitical Impacts

The American Council for Capital Formation’s Center for Policy Research convened an esteemed panel of experts to further the understanding of issues relevant to crude oil exports and trade policy.

Testimony: The U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the United Nations...

The U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) raises many questions related to international commitments and concerns over the impact on the U.S. economy. Cost/benefit analysis should guide any policy related to climate change.

Understanding The U.S.-China Announcement On Climate Change: Separating Myth From Reality

Last year’s U.S.-China Announcement on Climate Change is rich in what it says and does not say. Interestingly, both sides of the U.S. climate policy debate have framed the Announcement as something that it is not – an agreement with commitments related to emissions cuts and limitations.

Special Report: U.S. Coal Plant Financing Policy – A Threat To...

The role of the federal government in the international financing of coal plants has become controversial in recent years. Some policymakers as well as environmental activists oppose the use of any public funds for any overseas coal plant, including highly-efficient units, while some fiscal conservatives want an end to all government financing of exports and projects.

Special Report: Setting the Record Straight on LNG Exports

With broad bipartisan support for increased exports and the clock ticking as other nation’s LNG projects advance to fill the need for energy resources around the world, it is time for federal regulators to remove red tape preventing the construction of U.S. LNG export terminals.

Oil Industry Profitability, Investment and Tax Policy: What are the Facts?

Background: A recent article by Daniel Weiss of the Center for American Progress tries to make the case that because the net income of large,...

Testimony: Pro-Growth Energy Tax Reform

Pro-Growth Energy Tax Reform: Testimony by Margo Thorning, Ph.D. Before the Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure

Federal Regulation: Preventing the U.S. From Regaining Energy Independence

A Critique of BLM’s 2012 Proposed Rule on Hydraulic Fracturing