Without the crude oil export ban, producers could sell their product abroad without discounting it, and the Gulf Coast refineries could specialize in the heavier oil for which they are optimized. On the whole, the global refining industry would likely enjoy efficiency gains.
Dec 22, 2015 The RAND Blog
Some lawmakers are proposing a sell-off of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to finance highway and bridge work. This is a shortsighted strategy.
Sep 15, 2015 Wall Street Journal
China's economic transformation over the last three decades has produced potentially deadly air pollution its people inhale every day. But an investment of $215 billion annually could substantially reduce pollution, lessen its drag on productivity, spare the lungs of countless people, and save lives.
Jan 19, 2015 U.S. News & World Report
An international initiative that does not appear to emanate from NATO or the EU could help bring Russia to the table, in part by accepting that Moscow, too, has a role. An international peacekeeping force could open the way for a negotiated end to the conflict.
Aug 20, 2014 CNN
Mileage-fee rates could be structured to reduce congestion, harmful emissions and excessive road wear, and the enabling technology could support a range of value-added services offering greater convenience and safety for motorists, writes Keith Crane.
Apr 19, 2013 Wall Street Journal Online
A conservative, cost-efficient response to climate change involves sending price signals to people and businesses now so that they take steps to reduce emissions, writes Keith Crane.
Mar 29, 2013 Wall Street Journal Online
Demand for photovoltaic solar panels still primarily depends on government subsidies, as in most parts of the world solar power remains more expensive than conventional sources of electricity, says Keith Crane.
Mar 29, 2013 The RAND Blog
Prices Will Still Be Dictated by World Markets and the Middle East Will Continue to Bedevil Policymakers
Even if the United States no longer imports oil from the Middle East, the United States will still be vulnerable to oil price shocks driven by developments in the Middle East, writes Keith Crane.
Mar 28, 2013 Wall Street Journal Online
Both candidates glossed over two issues: the myth that independence from imported oil will reduce gasoline prices and the policies that will be needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and temper climate change, writes Keith Crane.
Nov 6, 2012 The Orange County Register
The sanctions have imposed economic costs and have effectively signaled that not only the United States, but much of the rest of the world, see Iran's policies on nuclear enrichment as a serious potential threat to the region and the world, writes Keith Crane.
Jul 9, 2012 National Journal
Technological development challenges suggest that it is highly unlikely that advanced approaches for producing hydrotreated renewable oils suitable for military applications will constitute an important fraction of the commercial fuel market until well beyond the next decade, writes Keith Crane.
May 24, 2012 National Journal
A carbon dioxide tax with refund is fair because the people responsible for the most emissions would pay the most. The tax would also be progressive. Many Americans with lower incomes would find the refund would more than defray the higher costs of gasoline and electric power, write Keith Crane and James Bartis.
Nov 29, 2007 Washingtonpost.com
Published commentary by RAND staff: Iraq's Jobs-for-Peace Mirage', in Project Syndicate--an association that distributes commentaries to 291 newspapers in 115 countries.
Feb 11, 2007 Project Syndicate
Published commentary by RAND staff: Put Iraqi Insurgents Out of Business, in Christian Science Monitor.
Jan 29, 2007 Christian Science Monitor
Published commentary by RAND staff.
May 8, 2005 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette