Funding difficulties are getting in the way of renewing America’s crumbling infrastructure. What is the solution?
Fixing It First: How to Address America’s Aging Infrastructure, Part I
America’s crumbling infrastructure is beginning to curtail our economic development. What can be done?
Surveying the Shale Gas Revolution
Shale gas has been a prominent topic of discussion lately. How much promise does it hold as a new energy source – and how much peril?
Obama’s Energy Policy: The Balancing Act
Facing economic and political constraints, President Obama has taken a pragmatic and flexible approach to energy policy that attempts to appeal to all segments of energy interests.
Target Oil Market Transparency, Not Speculation
Why banning speculation is the wrong way to address volatile energy prices.
Scrapping corn ethanol subsidies for a smarter biofuels policy
With the sudden demise of U.S. corn ethanol subsidies, opportunity beckons to remake American biofuels policy along greener, more efficient lines.
The surprising view from Exxon
How does the world’s largest energy company see the future? More efficiency, more gas, and lower carbon emissions.
Cost-based, cultivated energy policy
In an atmosphere of low economic growth prospects, high energy prices, tightened government purse strings, and weak international carbon-reduction standards, how can policymakers in Europe and the United States craft low-carbon energy solutions?
A private solution to crumbling infrastructure?
With American transportation infrastructure deteriorating, federal and state authorities face a growing shortfall of funds. Could public-sector partnerships with private investors help improve U.S. highways and bridges?
Washington’s uncertain bid to tame food and fuel price volatility
U.S. regulators have rolled out new rules targeting rising volatility in food and fuel prices, provoking controversy over the role of financial speculation in commodity markets. Could these new regulations help stabilize global development?