Energy markets and the design of sanctions on Russia
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Energy sanctions started late, but the number of countries embargoing oil, gas, or coal imports from Russia is expanding.

Venezuela Oil Sanctions: Not an Easy Fix
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The unexpected visit of a US government delegation to Caracas for talks with Nicolas Maduro on March 5th has led to speculation that sanctions on the Maduro regime could be lifted and that a rapid ramp up of Venezuelan oil production and export could result.

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The European energy crisis, aggravated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, amplifies the tension between climate mitigation action and energy affordability. 

Beyond the Ukraine Crisis: The Future of Russian Sanctions
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The sanctions approach is intended to support and sustain diplomacy, making it harder for Russia to reject potential offramps or profit from its invasion. 

Nuclear Waste Policy Actions for the 117th Congress and Biden Administration
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This commentary discusses the US program as it stands in the 117th Congress and proposes a series of comparatively smaller actions that could be considered and perhaps pursued on a bipartisan basis in the next few years.

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The rise of ESG investing—investment focused on environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and corporate governance—in the 21st century has created significant pressures on oil companies. 

The Global Energy Crisis The Implications of Record High Natural Gas Prices
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This commentary provides a brief overview of the current gas market and examines the potential near- and longer-term impacts for natural gas.

Methane Emission Controls: Redesigning EPA Regulations for Greater Efficacy
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This commentary examines the potential to reduce emissions of methane from oil and natural gas infrastructure. It begins with a brief history of natural gas regulations and the effectiveness of rulemaking, before exploring unregulated and underregulated sources of methane.

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