Nick Cunningham

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nicholascunninghamAdjunct Fellow

Expertise:  Oil and Gas, Coal, Nuclear Power, Climate Change, Energy Policy, Geopolitics

Nick Cunningham is a freelance writer based in the DC area. He focuses on oil, gas, climate change, and the geopolitics of energy. His work regularly appears on, The Christian Science Monitor, Breaking Energy, Motley Fool, and The Hill.

He was formally a Policy Analyst at ASP.

Nick holds a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)


A selection of Nick’s writings:

ASP Reports:

Protecting the Homeland – The Rising Cost of Inaction on Climate Change,” May 2013

Fusion Power: A 10 Year Plan to Energy Security,” March 2013

Cause and Effect: U.S. Gasoline Prices,” February 2013

Critical Energy Choices for the Next Administration“, ASP Report, October 2012

Offshore Oil Drilling in the Arctic“, ASP Report, August 2012; also cross-published with The Arctic Institute in a three part series: Part I, Part II, and Part III


It’s Not DOE That Drives Energy Policy,” AOL Energy, January 23, 2013

Is Russia’s Grip on European Energy Weakening?” – E!Sharp, November 8 2012

Strategic Bases Vulnerable to Climate Change” – Stars and Stripes, November 1, 2012

Small Modular Reactors Provide Path Forward for Nuclear Power” – The Hill, October 23, 2012

Through Innovation and Investment, the U.S. Can Lead in Next-Generation Energy, Nuclear Fusion” – AOL Energy, August 3, 2012

Who Killed the Coal Plant?” – AOL Energy, June 18, 2012

ASP Blog

Vulnerability of Energy Infrastructure to Hurricane Sandy

Sandy One Example of Consequences of Climate Change

Iraq to Double Oil Production by 2020

Natural Gas and Wind Power Take Electricity Market Share Over Past Decade

Competition Between Gas and Coal Changing Energy Landscape


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