Energy and Environment

Expert Roundup

The Doha Climate Debate

Authors: Susanne Droege, Yu Hongyuan, Artur Gradziuk, Simon Dalby, and Navroz K. Dubash

With the UN climate meeting in Doha under way, five experts discuss what needs to happen to advance a comprehensive global climate policy.

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Op-Ed

Critics of Gas Should Be Realistic

Author: Michael A. Levi
Financial Times

Michael A. Levi says natural gas is a good and inexpensive alternative to coal and oil, but it's still a fossil fuel. Keeping in mind that gas is far from a permanent climate solution, delegates meeting in Doha for the UN climate change negotiations "should strengthen their efforts, individually and collectively, to promote innovation and development of cost-effective zero-carbon energy options."

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Interview

Oil Diplomacy in the Sudans

Alex de Waal interviewed by Christopher Alessi

A recent agremeent between Sudan and South Sudan to restart oil exports is likely to improve the macroeconomic situations of the countries, while paving the way for future negotiations over land disputes, says expert Alex de Waal.

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Article

Will Obama Pull the Trigger on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

Author: Blake Clayton
Forbes Online

In an article launching a new Forbes.com blog, "Risk and Return," Blake Clayton says that President Obama, having learned the hard way last year that a Strategic Petroleum Reserve release can't reliably lower oil prices for very long, is likely weighing the potential political costs of a release versus its possible economic benefits.

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