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Amy Myers Jaffe delves into the underlying forces shaping global energy.

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Some Motorists Ran Out of Gas Such as This Man in Portland and Had to Stand in Line with a Gas Can During the Fuel Crisis in the Pacific Northwest. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

1970s Oil Crisis Redux or Oil Price Rout?

It has been four weeks since a major military attack on critical oil facilities in Saudi Arabia shocked the world and very little has happened to suggest such an event couldn’t happen again. That begs the question: Why are oil prices falling? Read More

August 20, 2019

Energy and Climate Policy
Electricity as Coercion: Is There a Risk of Strategic Denial of Service?

This guest post is co-authored by Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin, Sarang Shidore, a visiting scholar at the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin, and Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute and a professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines.

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August 15, 2019

China
Fossil Fuel Free: A Plan to Phase Out China’s ICEVs

This is a guest post by Lucy Best and Michael Collins, research associates for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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July 24, 2019

Iran
Hormuz and Oil: The Global Problem of a Global Market

Oil is a global commodity where prices adjust to a supply disruption in one place across all locations, no matter country or location where the problem started. To help people understand what that means, I like to use the analogy of a swimming pool. If one takes a giant bucket of water out of the deep end of a swimming pool, it affects the water level for the entire pool, not just the deep end. The larger the bucket, the more swimmers will notice changes in the water level throughout the entire pool.

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