Energy and Environment

Analysis Brief

How Green is Thy Stimulus?

Author: Toni Johnson

The idea of creating green jobs drew great attention as the stimulus package made its way through Congress. Defining those jobs is difficult, however, and economists say many may simply displace existing jobs in the old carbon-based economy.

See more in United States; Labor; Climate Change

Analysis Brief

Europe's Energy Predicament

Author: Toni Johnson

The Russia-Ukraine gas dispute has heightened interest in diversifying EU energy sources. Climate change policies, environmental concerns, and economic hurdles stand in the way.

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Analysis Brief

Cutting Back on Fuel Subsidies

Author: Toni Johnson

Many countries are reducing or ending fuel subsidies in the face of high fuel costs and the spreading financial crisis. Though the cuts may prove unpopular, some experts say they could help ease global oil demand.

See more in Global; Food Security; Oil

Analysis Brief

Tapping Iraq’s Oil

Author: Lee Hudson Teslik

Iraq says it wants to sell oil contracts to foreign energy firms. The potential impact on energy markets could be large, but practical and political obstacles still prevent rapid production increases.

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Analysis Brief

Speculating on Oil

Author: Toni Johnson

The rise of oil prices prompts calls for policy fixes, sparking heated debate among investors, politicians, and the energy industry.

See more in Oil; Global