Étiqueté : USA

Energy Policies of IEA Countries: The United States 2014

Since the last IEA review of the United States was published in 2008, the country’s energy policy landscape has fundamentally changed. In many aspects there have been significant improvements, and the country is in a strong position to deliver a reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy system…

The US tight oil revolution and its impact on Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

« While the impact of the increase in US production on prices and on oil market dynamics is yet to be fully felt, as some of the underlying forces still need time to unfold and need to be fully understood, it is important to provide a general framework to help us analyse the US shale revolution and its potential impacts on oil markets and key Middle East producers… »

The U.S. electricity industry after 20 years of restructuring

During the 1990s, the traditional U.S. model of a vertically- integrated, cost-of-service regulated utility was disrupted by a variety of state restructuring plans, which allowed some combination of sales by unregulated merchant generators to retailers and unregulated retailing of electricity to end-use customers…

American climate prospectus : Economic risks in the United States

The United States faces a range of economic risks from global climate change — from increased flooding and storm damage, to climate-driven changes in crop yields and labor productivity, to heat-related strains on energy and public health systems. The report provides a groundbreaking new analysis of these and other climate risks by region of the country and sector of the economy…

Attaining sustainable development of oil and gas in North America

This review focuses on national and subnational environmental regulations that are important for governing the sustainable development of oil and gas. It provides a snapshot of the policies and regulations in each country [USA, Canada and Mexico] related to oil and gas extraction, oil and gas transport and oil refining, and certain issues that impact demand…

The effects of Renewable Portfolio Standards on carbon intensity in the United States

US state carbon intensities are highly heterogeneous, and few studies have been aimed at identifying the causes of these differences among states. Determining the factors that enable certain states to develop their economies on a less carbon-intensive trajectory can give us insight into how those state characteristics or policies can be replicated to achieve lower carbon intensities in other economies…