Duke University's Nicholas Institute Releases Report on Energy Security

Publication Provides Recommendations to U.S. Government

Jun 07, 2007

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University this week released a new publication on energy security, focusing on the United States' relationships with oil-producing nations. For Energy's Sake: Can the United States Help Petroleum Rich Nations Avoid the Resource Curse recommends ways in which the United States can help oil-endowed nations prevent the declines in economic growth and well-being that can result in resource-rich countries. Written by experts in the fields of environment and energy policy, the report includes an examination of 21st century energy geopolitics and the U.S.-China energy and conservation relationship, and also provides in-depth analysis of three oil-rich regions.

The report's recommendations stem from a meeting at the Woodrow Wilson Center in September 2006. Sponsored by the Nicholas Institute, the day-long event brought together participants—the report contributors—to debate energy security issues.

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