The CGEP book series, edited by Director Jason Bordoff, covers a range of topics important to the global energy dialogue. Find out more and purchase books through the Columbia University Press

Books in the series



Energy's Digital Future

By Amy Myers Jaffe, Research Professor and Managing Director at the Climate Policy Lab at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Co-Chair of the Women in Energy Steering Committee at the Center on Global Energy Policy.

May 2021


Bringing together analyses of technological innovation, energy policy, and geopolitics, Energy’s Digital Future gives indispensable insight into the path the United States will need to pursue to ensure its lasting economic competitiveness and national security in a new energy age.

Energy Kingdoms - Oil and Political Survival in the Persian Gulf

By Dr. Jim Krane, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
January 2019


In Energy Kingdoms, Jim Krane takes readers inside the monarchies to consider the conundrum facing the Gulf states. He traces the history of their energy use and policies, looking in particular at how energy subsidies have distorted demand. Backed by rich fieldwork and deep knowledge of the region, Krane expertly lays out the hard choices that Gulf leaders face to keep their states viable.

Crude Volatility: The History and the Future of Boom-Bust Oil Prices

By Robert McNally, CGEP Fellow and President of The Rapidan Group
January 2017


Tracing a history marked with conflict, intrigue, and extreme uncertainty, Robert McNally shows how—even from the very first years of the market—wild volatility in oil prices led to intensive efforts to stabilize price fluctuations and manage supply. 

The Art of Sanctions: A View From the Field

By Richard Nephew, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy
December 2017


Richard Nephew offers a much-needed practical framework for planning and applying sanctions that focuses not just on the initial sanctions strategy but also, crucially, on how to calibrate along the way and how to decide when sanctions have achieved maximum effectiveness.

The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution

By Daniel Raimi. Senior Research Associate, Resources for the Future
January 2018


The Fracking Debate directly addresses the most common questions and concerns associated with fracking and provides the evidence and context that have so frequently been missing from the national discussion of the future of oil and gas production, offering readers the tools to make sense of this critical issue.


Columbia Energy Exchange

The global oil market is in free fall, following the collapse of a meeting last week of OPEC and non-OPEC producers. Saudi Arabia decided to surge its output, sending oil prices tumbling. This historic oil price crash is weighing on stock markets...

Richard Nephew
Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy

Bill Loveless talks with Richard Nephew, a Senior Research Scholar at CGEP and the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating the Iran nuclear deal, on a new episode of Columbia Energy Exchange. Richard is the author of a new book from...

Bob McNally
Founder & President of the Rapidan Group

Host Jason Bordoff sits down with Bob McNally, a Fellow at the Center, founder and president of the Rapidan Group, a leading energy consulting firm in Washington, D.C., and former energy advisor to President George W. Bush. They discuss all...