Energy and Environment

Resource-Rich Countries Hit Again as Gas Rents Drop

December 13, 2014 by Leslie Palti-Guzman
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Recent discussions about the impact of falling energy prices on oil-producing states overlook the significant effects that these falling prices will also have on natural gas-rich nations. Countries such as Qatar, Russia, and Algeria will be forced to contend with major economic and political challenges, particularly given the emerging era in gas markets.

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What China’s Climate Pledge Means for Its Economy

December 7, 2014 by Robert U. Ayres
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China’s carbon emissions should peak at approximately 12 billion metric tons per year, requiring the economic growth rate to slow to as low as 4 or 5 percent, Robert U. Ayres predicts.

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The Future of the IAEA: A Conversation with Laura Rockwood

November 28, 2014 by Forum Staff
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Laura Rockwood discusses the future of the International Atomic Energy Agency in addressing nuclear weapons nonproliferation and her twenty-seven years of experience working with the organization.

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Is the Era of Expensive Oil Over?

November 19, 2014 by Rachel Bronson and Andy Morimoto
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Oil prices are going down and going down fast. Since June, the price of Brent crude has dropped nearly 30 percent, and some expect prices to tumble further. Do these prices signal a new era of cheap oil, or are they a temporary drop in an otherwise expensive energy future?

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