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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
Using biomass for biofuel
Biofuels increasingly have been viewed as a means to secure the future of rural communities that traditionally depend on cultivation of food crops. Yet using certain types of biomass – in particular, food crops – for fuel also raises a number of environmental and social concerns.
Ghasideh Pourhashem March 21, 2016
Meeting the 2016 RFS
On November 30, the EPA announced the final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2015 and 2016, which increases the required amount of biofuel and corn-ethanol blended into fossil fuels. Ghasideh Pourhashem, postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Energy Studies, examines how the energy industry can plan to meet the new RFS.
Ghasideh Pourhashem December 15, 2015