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Review of Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power by Meghan O’Sullivan

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By: Rachel Hobbs, Lauren Hawley and Daniel O’Connell, GMU Student Contributors

Meghan O’Sullivan’s book “Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power” (2017) discusses how countries around the world are anticipated to change their strategic interests in the new era of energy abundance marked by the boom in oil and gas production from unconventional oil.

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Student Fellow Application The Center for Energy Science and Policy is now taking student fellow applications for the Fall 2022 semester. Interested students should complete […]

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An Analysis of Electrify: An Optimist’s Playbook for Our Clean Energy Future

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By: Charlotte Joannidis, Tony Striner, and Kathryn Weisbrodt, GMU Student Contributors

In his book, Electrify, Saul Griffith details his plan for how to mitigate the effects of anthropogenic climate change. His idea is simple: electrify everything.

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Reviewing “Energy’s Digital Future” by Amy Meyers Jaffe

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By: Katrina Napora, GMU Student Contributor

Energy’s Digital Future by Amy Meyers Jaffe offers a prospective analysis of how advancements in technology influence not only the energy sector, but the geopolitics surrounding it.

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“The Only Safe Nuclear” is Nuclear: Reimagining The China Syndrome

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By: Rachel Hobbs, GMU Student Contributor

The China Syndrome is a 1979 Shakespearean-style tragedy written and directed by James Bridges that explores a deep suspicion of the systems designed to mitigate the risk of a nuclear reactor meltdown and ensure public safety.

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West Virginia v. EPA: The Supreme Court Weighs EPA’s Ability to Write Major Rules on Climate Change

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By: Paul Bubbosh, CESP Faculty Associate

On February 28, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of West Virginia vs. Environmental Protection Agency. This case involves whether the EPA can issue a regulation that reduces greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants in the way that the Obama Administration attempted with its Clean Power Plan (CPP).