Amy Myers Jaffe is the Executive Director for Energy and Sustainability at the University of California, Davis, with affiliation at the Graduate School of Management and the Institute of Transportation Studies.

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As the oil industry’s top leaders gather in Houston this week for their most important annual event -CERA Week, the industry will evaluate what is running it aground. ...

Paris Climate Accords, Shale and Implications for OPEC

Since the 1980s, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has operated from the assumption that someday in the future (for years, viewed as by the 2010s), the industrialized world would use up its “easy” oil and become increasingly dependent on OPEC and in particular the vast reserve ...

In keeping with the holiday spirit, I have decided to share a personal perspective today. Although I rarely write about my personal history, I believe today’s political climate in the United States makes this an imperative responsibility of all Americans. I promise in the coming days, I will go back ...

Commentary: A shadow price for carbon is already here

Like it or not, the market is pricing carbon. When UK Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned last month that “there have already been a few high profile examples of jump-to-distress pricing because of shifts in environmental policy or performance” he was not just hysterically echoing the drumbe ...

Commentary: ISIS victories and oil

Right now, oil prices seem under pressure from any number of forces: Saudi market share strategies, Iran’s quiet sales from floating stocks, historically high U.S. and Chinese inventory levels, and a very large backlog of uncompleted tight oil wells in the United States. But over the longer term, th ...

Earlier this year, equity finance players like Blackstone Group LP said they would be out in force cherry picking for cheap oil and gas assets. The theory was simple. As everyone with any experience in oil cycling can tell you, it is too hard to pick “the bottom.” Equity finance players know that an ...

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