for Energy Policy
T. Boone Pickens talks to Fred Smith of FedEx and Chris Spear of American Trucking Associations about energy and environmental policy and why natural gas is an important fuel for the trucking fleet.
The OPEC commission would examine whether the cartel’s behavior is designed to disadvantage U.S. oil producers and secure market power through anti-competitive behavior.
The DOE’s National Laboratories are a core engine of national innovation system but one in urgent need of a tune-up if the U.S. is to meet the pressing challenges of energy security.
Picking Ken Salazar and John Podesta for high-level positions provides little clarity regarding energy and the environment policy since both advisers have different philosophies and it’s unclear which side would win out under a Clinton administration.
Trump threw his full support behind fracking and said that if the U.S. were to ban it, the country would be “back into the Middle East begging for oil again.”
Andrew Grove, an early advocate of electric vehicles and former legendary CEO of chipmaker Intel, died this past week. Over the past decade, the tech mogul emerged as a prominent voice in dispelling the myth of energy independence and repeatedly urging reforms in transportation, particularly the adoption of EVs.
Compared to other storylines in House of Cards, the energy subplot is not completely out of the realm of possibility. It wasn’t all that long ago the U.S. and global oil markets were in a crisis, with producer countries having outsized power.
U.S. crude oil exports declined noticeably during the second part of last year—an ironic development given the intense lobbying at the same time for the liberalizing of the country’s export laws and the ultimate repeal of the ban in December.
It’s now a good time to be in the auto business. Technological advancements are moving at a rapid pace and are set to continue at a fast clip, vehicle sales are at an all-time high, and low fuel costs for consumers are set to persist for the foreseeable future. But there are a number of hurdles on the horizon.
Despite oil prices falling to levels not seen in more than a decade and Arctic drilling efforts halted by major companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, Houston-based Hilcorp’s latest proposal to build a gravel island for oil extraction off the shores of Alaska is still moving forward.