Energy Market Consequences of an Emerging U.S. Carbon Management Policy

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Emerging energy and climate policies in the United States are accelerating the pace of technological changes and prompting calls for alternative energy and stricter energy efficiency measures. These trends raise questions about the future demand for fossil fuels, such that some energy-producing nations are reluctant to invest heavily in the expansion of production capacity. The abundance of shale gas resources in North America could allow the United States to utilize more gas in its energy mix as a means of enhancing energy security and reducing CO2 emissions. However, this will only occur if U.S. policies promote and allow the benefits provided by natural gas to be realized. To examine these issues and the emerging trends in U.S. energy and climate policy, the Baker Institute investigated the North American and global oil and natural gas market consequences of emerging U.S. policies to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the potential role of alternative energy in the U.S. economy.

 

Executive Summary and Working Papers

Executive Summary

Energy Market Consequences of Emerging Renewable Energy and Carbon Dioxide Abatement Policies in the United States 
By Peter R. Hartley and Kenneth B. Medlock III

The History of U.S. Relations with OPEC: Lessons to Policymakers 

By Jareer Elass and Amy Myers Jaffe

Emerging U.S. Climate Policy and Its Impact on U.S. Trade and Foreign Policy
By Joe Barnes and James Coan

Wind Power in the United States: Prospects and Consequences
By Peter R. Hartley 

Innovation, Renewable Energy, and Macroeconomic Growth
By Peter R. Hartley, Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ted Temzelides, and Xinya Zhang

Implications of Offshoring Carbon Emissions for Climate Policy
By Robert Harriss and Bin Shui

Financial Imbalances, Middle-East Industrialization and Carbon Dioxide Emissions 
By Mahmoud A. El-Gamal

Gas Flaring and Venting: Extent, Impacts, and Remedies
By Birnur Buzcu-Guven, Robert Harriss, and Donald Hertzmark

Lithium in Bolivia: Can Resource Nationalism Deliver for Bolivians and the World? 
By David R. Mares

(Un?)Happiness and Gasoline Prices in the United States (Preliminary Working Paper Version) 
By Carol Graham, Soumya Chattopadhyay, James Coan, Kenneth B. Medlock III, and Amy Myers Jaffe

 

Research Presentations are available on the following event pages:

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Workshop I: The Consequences of Potential Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations for the U.S. Energy Market
Houston, Tx - August 25, 2008

Workshop II: Energy Market Consequences of an Emerging U.S. Carbon Management Policy
Houston, Tx - February 18, 2009

Workshop III: Energy Market Consequences of an Emerging U.S. Carbon Management Policy
Houston, Tx - August 28, 2009

Workshop IV: Energy Market Consequences of an Emerging U.S. Carbon Management Policy
Houston, Tx - January 29, 2010

Workshop V: Energy Market Consequences of an Emerging U.S. Carbon Management Policy
Houston, Tx - June 15, 2010

Energy Market Consequences of an Emerging U.S. Carbon Management Policy (final conference)
Houston, Tx - September 27-28, 2010

 

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