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Michael Levi

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations; Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

Michael Levi is the David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Director of the CFR program on energy security and climate change. His work focuses on foreign and domestic policy related to climate change, energy security, nuclear weapons. Levi is the author of two books, most recently On Nuclear Terrorism (Harvard University Press, 2007) and is at work on two more. The first explores the recent boom in American energy, evaluating its consequences and assessing policy options for harnessing it; the second, with Elizabeth Economy, explores the causes and consequences of China’s quest for natural resources. Other recent work has focused on the international political economy of clean energy innovation, global oil markets, the Canadian oil sands, and climate diplomacy. Michael is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board for NewWorld Capital LLC, a private equity firm focused on environmental opportunities, and a member of the External Advisory Board to the Princeton University Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI). He holds a Bachelors of Science in mathematical physics from Queen’s University, an MA in physics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in war studies from the University of London.

 


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New Directions for U.S. Energy Policy: A Hamilton Project Forum at Stanford University - Event Photos

June 13, 2012 • Photo Galleries

The U.S. energy system is benefiting from an unprecedented increase in North American supplies of natural gas and petroleum.  These changes are strengthening our economy and altering the relationships between our energy choices and health, climate change, and national security.  At the same time, there is tremendous hope that innovation in the energy sector will identify new solutions to these problems. On June 13th, The Hamilton Project at Brookings held an event at Stanford University to explore how best to manage these opportunities while achieving our long-term energy and environmental goals.

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New Directions for U.S. Energy Policy: A Hamilton Project Forum at Stanford University

Events • June 13, 2012 • Stanford, CA

The U.S. energy system is benefiting from an unprecedented increase in North American supplies of natural gas and petroleum.  These changes are strengthening our economy and altering the relationships between our energy choices and health, climate change, and national security.  On June 13th, The Hamilton Project at Brookings held an event at Stanford University to explore how to best manage these opportunities while achieving our long-term energy and environmental goals.
 

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New Directions for U.S. Energy Policy - Panel 1: The Future for U.S. Natural Gas

June 13, 2012 • Video

Hamilton Project Director Michael Greenstone moderates roundtable discussion with UC Berkeley Professor Lucas Davis, MIT Professor Christopher R. Knittel, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Michael Levi, Weston Solutions Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Strategic Growth Kathleen McGinty, and Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman at the New Directions for U.S. Energy Policy: A Hamilton Project Forum at Stanford University event.

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New Directions for U.S. Energy Policy - Panel 1: The Future for U.S. Natural Gas

June 13, 2012 • Audio

Hamilton Project Director Michael Greenstone moderates a roundtable discussion with UC Berkeley Professor Lucas Davis, MIT Professor Christopher R. Knittel, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Michael Levi, Weston Solutions Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Strategic Growth Kathleen McGinty, and Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman at the New Directions for U.S. Energy Policy: A Hamilton Project Forum at Stanford University event.

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A Strategy for U.S. Natural Gas Exports

Papers • June 2012 • Michael Levi

Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations poses a framework for regulators to determine if exporting natural gas is in the public interest, arguing the upsides of exports outweigh the costs as long as the government acts to mitigate risk.

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