Tag: US energy

  • Implications for China of North American Energy Independence

    By: David Robinson

    The US has substantially reduced its reliance on imported fossil fuel energy. This trend towards “energy independence” is much debated and has important implications for the world and specifically for China. International and Chinese experts debated North American, and especially US, energy developments and their implications at a recent round table conference in Beijing.  The […]

  • US Energy and Climate Change Policy – Obama’s Second Term

    By: David Robinson

    There is a potential opening for federal climate change legislation in the US, but the political reality is against its passage in this Congress. This comment reviews President Obama’s plans to address climate change, as expressed in his recent State of the Union Address. It concludes that, if climate change legislation cannot be passed, the […]