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The CLEAN Future Act and Oilfield-Produced Water Regulation: Potential Consequences for the U.S. and Global Energy Transition
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs, explains why Section 625 of the CLEAN Future Act — which aims to classify oilfield-produced water as a hazardous waste — would likely induce multi-system disruptions severe enough to prevent the act from achieving its climate, energy, environmental, and social objectives.
Gabriel Collins June 11, 2021
An upward view of Houston's skyscrapers.
The Future of Houston as Energy Transitions
This report explores Houston's substantial comparative advantage in finding and developing low-carbon solutions and creating opportunities to efficiently and effectively deploy the region’s vast resources to produce and deliver cleaner, greener fuels to the nation and the world.
Kenneth B. Medlock III May 13, 2021
Boxes labeled "MADE IN CHINA" move along a production line.
Economic Statecraft: Options for Reducing U.S. Overdependence on Chinese-Supplied Materials and Medications
This policy report explains how specific tools of economic statecraft can be applied to reduce risks caused by dependence on People’s Republic of China-dominated supply chains for critical goods. It offers foundational building blocks for the formulation and implementation of a larger strategy to reduce American vulnerabilities to China.
Gabriel Collins, Andrew S. Erickson April 23, 2020
Oil drums
Permian Basin Energy Producers Invest in Community Infrastructure: Motivation, Impacts, and Implications for Corporate Citizenship
Energy fellow Gabriel Collins investigates how some operators in the Permian Basin are unifying their efforts to solve the unique set of community and infrastructure challenges in the region This working paper is part of a series titled “The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in Resource-Rich Regions.”
Gabriel Collins February 24, 2020
Energy Dialogues Summary: 2019
In 2019, Energy Dialogues and the Center for Energy Studies hosted an event at which representatives from industry, academia, environmental groups and regulatory bodies focused on three themes: energy innovation, energy transitions and energy poverty. This report summarizes the day's discussions.
Kenneth B. Medlock III February 13, 2020