Oil

Interview Michael A. Levi interviewed by Toni Johnson

The Keystone XL pipeline debate shows the pitfalls of politics intruding on energy policy, says CFR's Michael Levi. He reviews the pros and cons of the issue and proposes additional steps to bolster U.S. energy security.

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Op-Ed

Iran Won't Close the Strait of Hormuz

Authors: Captain Bradley S. Russell, USN and Max Boot
Wall Street Journal

Captain Bradley S. Russell, USN and Max Boot argue that Iran must realize that by initiating direct hostilities in the Strait of Hormuz, it risks American retaliation against their covert nuclear-weapons program.

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Op-Ed

Cuba's Oil Plans Raise Red Flags

Author: Captain Melissa Bert, USCG
Miami Herald

Captain Melissa Bert, USCG, argues that as Cuba moves ahead with plans for a mobile offshore drilling unit, the United States must incorporate Cuba in emergency response coordination and joint operations, work through sanctions hurdles, and properly fund a response to a potential disaster.

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Transcript

World Energy Outlook 2011

Speaker: Fatih Birol
Presider: Edward L. Morse

Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency, speaks about major components shaping the current World Energy Outlook including energy efficiency and lack of electric power.

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Audio

World Energy Outlook 2011 (Audio)

Speaker: Fatih Birol
Presider: Edward L. Morse

Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, discusses U.S., European, and Chinese oil imports, as well as the consistent annual growth in global temperatures.

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Expert Roundup Authors: Shirley Ann Jackson, Jim Noe, Dale Bryk, Michael A. Levi, and Timothy J. Richards

Can the United States improve its energy security in a clean, affordable, and efficient way? Five experts offer solutions to the daunting energy challenges facing the United States.

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