Products

WPA Initiatives

NEAC Report (2008) – WPA served in a coordinating role on the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC) which produced the report: Nuclear Energy Policies and Technology for the 21st Century. William Martin serves as the Chairman of this committee.
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IAEA 2020 Report (2008) – WPA aided in the coordination of the IAEA’s 2020 Project and participated in the drafting of the report produced by the Commission of Eminent Persons: Reinforcing the Global Nuclear Order for Peace and Prosperity: The Role of the IAEA to 2020 and Beyond.
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Energy Scenarios for the DPRK (2005) – WPA provided assistance to the Six Party Talks (involving representatives of the governments of China, Russia, Japan, United States, North and South Korea) on economic and energy prospects for the DPRK on behalf of the United Nations.
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PSSI Conference on Energy and Security Report (2004) – WPA in cooperation with the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI), held a conference on international energy issues to address key questions on world energy supply and security.
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Washington Policy & Analysis produces highly specialized studies, white papers and special reports on topics that include:

U.S. Natural Gas Policy

Energy Security
U.S. Environmental Policy

Energy and Environmental Issues in Asia
Nuclear Power
Electricity Deregulation

Global Oil Markets
The Impact of Terrorism on the Energy Industry
WPA Global Energy



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U.S. Natural Gas Policy


Fueling the Future: Natural Gas Technologies for a Cleaner 21st Century
Fueling the Future represents a new vision for the fuller utilization of natural gas and ultimately for the development of a rational energy policy for the 21st century. It also uncovers how and where gas might be used in the four major U.S. consumption sectors as well as in generating electricity for end-use.

Natural Gas: Strategic Resource for the Future
This study, funded by 30 companies and involved experts from MIT, Princeton University and the University of Texas at Austin, presents nine mutually reinforcing actions to help the United States take advantage of natural gas as a strategic resource for the future.

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Energy Security

Maintaining Energy Security in a Global Context

Published by the Trilateral Commission, this book examines a variety of threats to global energy security such as a growing dependence on Persian Gulf oil, potential energy supply disruptions, rapid demand growth in developing countries and climate change. It offers a variety of long-term policy solutions for improving global energy security.

Energy Security and Deregulation in the United States and Japan: A Common Agenda for Progress
This white paper investigates the connection between energy security and deregulation in the United States and Japan and suggests areas in which the two nations could cooperate on energy security issues.

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U.S. Environmental Policy


U.S. Natural Gas: An Investment Strategy for Energy and Environment

This study points to the benefits of increased R&D funding for natural gas development by the federal government.

U.S. Environmental Policy: An Opinion Leader Survey

This survey, compiled and released in conjunction with John’s Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and the Alliance to Save Energy, reflects the views held by opinion leaders concerning global environmental policies and provides insight into the future direction of U.S. environmental policy under the Clinton Administration.

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Energy and Environmental Issues in Asia

Twin Challenges: Energy and the Environment in Asia

This article was published in the Harvard International Review and uses the WPA Global Energy model to demonstrate how Asia’s rising energy demand will result in increasing environmental degradation, necessitating a shift toward cleaner energy sources.

Reducing CO2 Emissions: Toward a Sustainable Energy Mix

This paper uses the WPA Global Energy model to analyze four case scenarios showing that all energy sources, including nuclear energy, will be needed to meet rising energy demand in Asia.

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Nuclear Power

Small Modular Reactors

This energy policy brief reviews the U.S. Department of Energy’s exploration of small modular reactors.

Nuclear Policy Trends in the United States
This study analyzes developments in the United States, including the resurgence of interest in nuclear power, industry consolidation, legislation pertinent to the nuclear energy industry, and the effect of the California energy crisis on nuclear energy.

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Electricity Deregulation

Energy Security and Deregulation in the United States and Japan: A Common Agenda for Progress
This white paper investigates the connection between energy security and deregulation in the United States and Japan and suggests areas in which the two nations could cooperate on energy security issues.

Electricity Deregulation in Texas

Published just as Texas launched the deregulation of its retail electricity market, this report analyzes Texas’ approach to deregulation and challenges facing the new market.

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Global Oil Markets

The Impact of U.S. Sanctions on Energy Prices

In response to the George W. Bush Administration’s call for a review of U.S. sanctions policy, WPA used its global energy model to develop a reference case scenario for global energy demand through 2008 and investigates how sanctions affect global energy supply, global demand and pricing.

Saudi Arabia’s Evolving Oil Strategy
This report explores Saudi Arabia’s gradual opening up to foreign investment in its energy sector, factors complicating the nation’s oil-development strategies, and the international oil firms’ investment proposals.

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The Impact of Terrorism on the Energy Industry

Protection of U.S. Electric Power Infrastructure After 9/11
This report reviews the government and industry policies and procedures that were in place prior to the terrorist attacks, examines the “real-time” measures being taken in the fall of 2001, and describes the Congressional response to perceived infrastructure vulnerabilities.

U.S. Energy Security in the Wake of 9/11

This energy security policy brief analyzes how oil and gas firms are responding to heightened vulnerability after the September 2001 terrorist attacks, Washington policymakers’ concerns and possible plans of action, and the outlook for global oil markets.

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The WPA Global Energy Model


The WPA Global Energy model is a flexible forecasting tool that adds an important quantitative dimension to Washington Policy & Analysis’ products. The strength of this model lies in its forecasting ability, which allows analyses out to the year 2025.

WPA Global Energy allows business planners to establish reliable patterns of energy supply and demand, from which non-energy planning estimates can be made.

WPA Global Energy produces forecasts at several levels of aggregation. This model has the ability to provide energy forecasts for twelve individual countries.

Washington Policy & Analysis also offers its WPA U.S. Energy model, which is compatible with the global modeling system. Most recently, WPA U.S. Energy has been used to analyze the role of natural gas in the U.S. energy mix to 2020.

The system divides energy demand into 5 major sections:

Residential
Commercial
Industry
Automobile
Other transportation

For each section the following fuel inputs are estimated: oil, gas, coal, nuclear and renewables.

The analysis and projections estimated from WPA Global Energy allows users to project energy usage for specific countries, regions or globally.
This dynamic modeling system has been referenced by top governmental agencies and organizations including:
American Gas Association
Council on Foreign Relations
Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Trilateral Commission
World Resources Institute


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