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Deborah Gordon
Deborah Gordon is director of Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where her research focuses on oil and climate change issues in North America and globally.

Gordon has managed an active energy and environmental consulting practice, taught at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and directed the Energy Policy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She began her career as a chemical engineer with Chevron. She is the author of two books, Steering a New Course and Two Billion Cars (with Daniel Sperling), and numerous other publications.

Entries by Deborah Gordon

For the Sake of the Climate, We Need to Know What Kind of Oil the U.S. Is Going to Export

(11) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 11:11 AM

The United States has never exported much crude oil -- but that is likely about to change because congressional leaders recently lifted the country's 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports.

However, this new expected surge of crude oil exports will be entering a market that is already...

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Unlikely Allies? Urbanization and Unconventional Oils

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 11:01 AM

The evolution of two megatrends -- urbanization and unconventional oils -- will go a long way toward determining the climate future facing the world.

From Manila to Mexico City, and Shanghai to Sao Paulo, cities are booming as the world's citizens chase economic opportunities. Urbanization on its current course is...

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Western U.S. Demonstrates Scale of Climate Challenge

(3) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 6:34 PM

In an ironic twist of fate, the Keystone XL Pipeline -- which would transport some of the heaviest, carbon-laden, and water intensive oils from Alberta, Canada to the United States -- also traverses through regions that are being plagued by rising temperatures, persistent drought conditions, and depleting aquifers. As detailed...

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