Category Volume 4 (Q2 2015)

Can Iranian Oil Recover?

This article is part of an upcoming ENERPO Journal edition. Zach Waller offers analysis of the Iranian Oil Sector post-sanctions.

Carbon as Commodity: Is Cap-and-Trade’s Market Approach Flawed?

by Michael Roh Abstract  Emissions trading schemes, or cap-and-trade, provide a market-friendly approach for countries to reduce their CO2 emissions. Cap-and-trade works by quantifying the CO2 itself into permits, and then setting a limit, or cap, on emissions by reducing the amount of permits over time. The permits are tradable, allowing for supply and demand forces to […]

Russia’s Natural Gas Export Policy in Asia Pacific in the 1990s: Unfulfilled Potential

Russian Gas Export to Asia Pacific Analysis by Olga Gerasmichuk from our upcoming Journal issue.

Myanmar’s Energy Sector: An Overview

by Alissa Nicole Thompson Abstract Myanmar is straddling a new national development plan. Since the new civilian government took office in 2011, reforms were necessary after the changes resulting from the sanctions previously imposed on the country. Energy will undoubtedly play a role Myanmar’s growth, and the country is expected to receive significant amounts of […]

Lithuania: Energy Security Through Liberalization

by Aaron Wood Abstract Following independence from the Soviet Union in the 1990s, the main concern for Lithuania was achieving energy independence. While this was achieved in part through the use of Ignalina NPP, it would prevent the development of liberalized markets and accession to the European Union. This article will show through a historical recount, […]

Russian LNG in Asia Pacific: Low Price Market Environment

From our last edition of the ENERPO Journal. Great piece by Jinsok Sung.

Viewpoint: IMF Distorts Energy Subsidy Facts to Vilify the Fossil Fuel Sector

by Jerry Byers The International Monetary Fund is muddying the already cloudy waters on how the world should address energy development and trade. The original report, released in May of this year, would have the casual observer believing that governments are using tax dollars to fund the energy industry to the tune of over 5 […]

ENERPO Workshop Series: Maxim Titov on Russia’s Energy Efficiency

By Michael Carmada ENERPO hosted its sixth and final workshop series of the year 2015 with Maxim Titov of the Energy Efficiency Finance Program of the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group. Titov’s presentation was a first for ENERPO as it addressed the very important, but somewhat ignored topic of energy efficiency and […]