Energy Policy

Oil Prices: Is it Déjà vu All Over Again?

By ·June 3, 2018
Tufts University

The Issue:

Oil prices topped $70 a barrel in May 2018 for the first time since late 2014. Rising gas prices at the fuel pumps were not far behind. Also not far behind were the politicians from both sides of the aisle blaming the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Saudi Arabia for driving ...
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New (Republican) Support for a Carbon Tax

By ·February 10, 2017
Tufts University

The Issue:

Last year was the warmest since 1880 when recordkeeping began. There is widespread scientific support for the role that greenhouse gases play in the trend rise in temperatures. Yet efforts to combat climate change through policy have been contentious. With the 2009 failure of the Waxman-Markey cap and ...
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Will the Trump Energy Policy help Appalachia?

By ·January 26, 2017
Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

The Issue:

President Trump has promised to revitalize the Appalachian coal industry by ending the so-called “War on Coal”—cutting regulations, opening up more federal land for energy extraction, and pursuing an “all of the above” energy policy that will increase demand for coal.
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