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Mon, Sep 20, 2021

India is key to US climate ambitions, and the Quad can help

India's massive demand for energy is projected to grow rapidly over the next several decades, and its current coal reliance will be difficult to break. But doing so is vital, both to global decarbonization and US geopolitical interests. The Quad can help provide the requisite security, investment, and support to help India undertake this challenge.

EnergySource by Reed Blakemore, David W. Yellen

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Mon, Sep 20, 2021

Will a Taliban victory advance TAPI?

The Taliban's ascent in Afghanistan has shaken up the prospects for a pipeline from Turkmenistan to India. Financial and reputational risks abound, and though a few possibilities remain, they possess serious limitations, calling the pipeline's future into question.

EnergySource by Steve Mann

Central Asia Energy & Environment

Wed, Jul 28, 2021

These military veterans are solving our energy and climate problems, one idea at a time

A series of policy papers focusing a host of topics from Just Transition policy in Colorado, to hydrokinetic energy in rural areas, to port decarbonization strategies, all written by the Atlantic Council's Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows.

EnergySource by Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows, Cohort 2

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Mon, Jul 26, 2021

TAP and the Southern Gas Corridor: Challenges to expansion

Completion of the Southern Gas Corridor, which delivers Caspian gas from Azerbaijan to Europe through a system of connected pipelines, has been hailed as a major step in enhancing European energy security. However, high capital costs and market challenges threaten its expansion as a gas-only pipeline.

EnergySource by Daniel D. Stein

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Expanding nuclear energy to the Arctic: The potential of small modular reactors

As Arctic communities look to reduce reliance on diesel generators for electricity production, small modular reactors are becoming an increasingly attractive option. Collaboration between governments, private companies, and civil society organizations is crucial to ensure the successful development and deployment of safe, transportable, microreactors for remote areas.

EnergySource by Julia Nesheiwat

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Bitcoin mining: Digital money printing with real world footprints?

As interest in cryptocurrency surges and scrutiny over energy usage intensifies, new policies and market mechanisms to improve ESG standards and use clean energy for bitcoin mining have become increasingly important.

EnergySource by Julia Nesheiwat

Central Europe Digital Currencies

Sat, Jul 17, 2021

Hydrogen: Australia’s new liquefied natural gas

Australia aims to be a leading producer and exporter of green hydrogen by 2030. It is already the world’s largest exporter of coal and the second largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). In response to climate change, Australia is emulating its own LNG export success in order to position itself for a new role as a major hydrogen producer and exporter.

EnergySource by Mary-Rose de Valladares

Australia Energy & Environment

Fri, Jul 16, 2021

Gazprom’s folly: In seeking to deliver Nord Stream 2, it may undermine its own access to EU markets

After six years of debate and controversy over Nord Stream 2, the pipeline is now close to physical completion. Gazprom now wants to ensure that it is not just completed, but that it also receives all EU regulatory clearances rapidly, so the pipeline can be brought online. However, issues regarding compliance with existing EU law, prospective legal challenges, and consequences of Russian geopolitical natural gas power plays may complicate that narrative.

EnergySource by Alan Riley

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Fit for 55: Reshaping global climate leadership and transatlantic cooperation

Global Energy Experts analyze the impact and highlights from the newly released European Union "Fit for 55" climate action package.

EnergySource by The Global Energy Center

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Climate change, energy security, and international nuclear energy: Competition in the Czech Republic

Recent reports of Russian intelligence operations in the Czech Republic in 2014 have escalated tensions between the two countries, directly affecting the Czech government's plans for the future development of its nuclear sector. In light of this changing dynamic, President Biden should work to support Czech energy security and act to weaken Russia’s position in Central and Eastern European nuclear power markets.

EnergySource by Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Central Europe Energy & Environment