• Blog
    January 2, 2018

    Energy a Key Part of New National Security Strategy

    In late December, the White House released its new National Security Strategy that describes U.S. interests and how the Trump Administration plans to advance them in the coming years. The administration sees energy as playing a big role. The Strategy is organized around four pillars: Protecting the
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    December 20, 2017

    ANWR Leasing Highlights Energy Tracker Updates for December 2017

    It seems like we say this every year, but 2017 has been a whirlwind of a year for major energy news. From today’s congressional passage of tax reform legislation authorizing leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to the flurry of Trump Administration executive actions upon taking
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    December 19, 2017

    Getting it Right the Second Time

    Back in June 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency issued its proposed regulations to address greenhouse gas emissions from electric generating units, or EGUs. A little over a year later, this proposal was finalized as the so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP). A flawed process from the beginning led
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    December 13, 2017

    NAFTA and North American Energy

    Today Global Energy Institute President and CEO Karen Harbert testified before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy on the impact of NAFTA on North American energy. North American energy trade is a crucial and growing component of the U.S. economy thanks in part
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    December 12, 2017

    Finally Whole, FERC Gets to Work on American Infrastructure

    For the first time in two long years, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has reached its full, five-member complement following the swearing in of the new FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre this month. Former Chairman Norman Bay resigned from his post in late January when President Trump
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    November 29, 2017

    Keystone XL Update

    Although the Keystone XL pipeline has been out of the public eye for a number of months, TransCanada has been working in Nebraska to obtain state approval of the pipeline following the federal government’s decision to endorse the project. As you will recall, Keystone XL was first proposed in 2008,
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    November 28, 2017

    International Energy Agency Releases its World Energy Outlook

    Back in September we summarized the results of the Energy Information Administration’s International Energy Outlook ( IEO ) for 2017, its global forecast of energy supply and demand. Earlier this month, the International Energy Agency (IEA) issued its latest global forecast, the World Energy Outlook
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    November 17, 2017

    Partnering to Find New Opportunities for U.S. Natural Gas

    This morning, the Global Energy Institute hosted the U.S. Trade Development Authority (USTDA), LNG Allies and others at U.S. Chamber Headquarters for the launch of the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to connect American companies to new export opportunities,