With the U.S. tight oil boom headlining the dramatic resurgence in North American oil production, expectations about future oil supply have shifted from traditional OPEC oil producers to countries whose oil production had previously been declining. This virtual explosion in the production of unconventional oil has major implications for the development of all oil sources, particularly high-cost, high-risk “frontier oil,” as found in the Arctic or ultra-deepwater.
Streamlining the U.S. financial regulatory architecture was a missed opportunity of Dodd-Frank. Our current structure is full of overlapping jurisdictions, regulatory turf battles and inefficient use of resources. While Dodd-Frank improved financial regulation in a number of ways, it actually created more agencies than it consolidated.
BPC's Energy Project and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) held the third workshop in a series on Greenhouse Gas Regulation of Existing Power Plants under the Clean Air Act.
BPC hosted an event to launch a new Long-Term Care Initiative, co-chaired by former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, former Governor and HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, and former CBO Director Alice Rivlin. The initiative will raise awareness among policymakers about the need to develop a sustainable means of financing and delivering long-term services and supports, and will issue policy recommendations in late 2014.
BPC's Turkey Initiative hosted a panel to discuss the results of Turkey’s local elections on March 30 and their significance for Turkey’s domestic political struggles, foreign policy and relations with the United States.
Leading technology executives discussed the challenges and opportunities ahead for the innovation ecosystem.
BPC hosted a town hall conversation on Congress in partnership with USA TODAY, The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
BPC hosted a forum on the budgetary implications of the federal government’s conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative hosted a discussion of the role globally active banks play in the U.S. economy and in supporting U.S. exporters. Global banking organizations play an increasingly important role in encouraging trade and providing vital financial assistance to U.S. customers living and working abroad.
BPC's Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative released its recommendations for how government and industry can protect the North American electric grid from cyber attacks.