Thu, Sep 19, 2019

North Korea is trying to find a way to keep the lights on

Since the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the North Korean regime had to devise a way to meet its ever-growing energy demand without benefaction. But when all the options present their own set of flaws, the best answer seems still to be elusive.

EnergySource by Halley Posner

East Asia Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Fujairah and the encirclement of Saudi oil production by Iran

The latest attacks on the Arab Gulf oil industry seem to be part of a strategy by Iran to warn the Gulf states that it can block all oil shipments, if it sees fit. One of the warnings was the attack on three tankers at anchor off Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman.

EnergySource by Jean-Francois Seznec

Geopolitics & Energy Security Iran

Wed, Aug 28, 2019

Recycling is going to waste!

For decades, people in most developed countries have been carefully separating their trash into waste and recycling. They have been making sure to do their part for the environment by recycling, but do they fully understand what happens to the items they place in their blue recycling bins? Countries have been shipping the contents of […]

EnergySource by Nidhi Upadhyaya

China Energy & Environment

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Onboard the FSO SAFER: A preview

For over a year, I.R. Consilium, a family-owned global consultancy on maritime and resource security, has been monitoring the potentially disastrous situation involving the Safer, a tanker converted into a floating storage and offloading facility (FSO) off the coast of Yemen, and we have been working to motivate action on the matter before it reaches […]

EnergySource by Rohini Ralby, Dr. David Soud, and Dr. Ian Ralby

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Rare opportunity opens for US LNG to reach Greece-Turkey-Ukraine gas corridor

While the mainstream media’s attention is now focused on the completion of Russia’s two gas pipeline projects—Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream—exceptional, but under-reported changes are afoot in southeast Europe that could challenge Moscow’s regional dominance and geopolitical pressure and help establish a bidirectional north-south corridor linking Greece and Turkey to Ukraine along the Trans-Balkan pipeline. […]

EnergySource by Aura Sabadus

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment

Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Sanctions prompt Iran to remain relevant in the global energy calculus

The Islamic Republic is determined to push back against maximum US pressure. Iran’s actions will not only be disruptive for security of energy transportation through the Gulf but they will also increase the risk of a sudden military escalation.

EnergySource by Sara Bazoobandi

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Aug 12, 2019

The Chinese export We should be targeting: Climate change

The Trump Administration’s trade war with China has aimed to reduce the trade deficit, but the volleys of tariffs between the US and China have impacted industries from railways to energy, and even required an aid package to keep the agriculture industry afloat. However, US trade policy should instead focus on a more menacing and enduring Chinese export, one that it does not send to the United States but whose emissions […]

EnergySource by David Yellen

China Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Jul 30, 2019

Nuclear energy in context: What we’re reading

The current discourse around nuclear energy reflects the extent to which the stakes have grown higher, both for environmental impact and US national security.

EnergySource by Amb. Thomas Graham, Jr. and Admiral Richard Mies

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

Wed, Jan 16, 2019

The time is right for energy transformation in Puerto Rico

Late last year, a group of us from the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center had the opportunity to travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a series of meetings on hurricane recovery and the future of the island’s electric grid.  It was an interesting time for a visit. While the remnants of the storm were […]

EnergySource by Joe Bryan

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Sun, Jul 28, 2019

Gaming out the disaster: What could go wrong with the FSO Safer

In April, we sounded the alarm about how the Safer, an oil tanker converted into a floating storage and offloading facility (FSO) near the Red Sea coast of Yemen and filled with an estimated 1.1 million barrels of crude oil, was not only structurally deteriorating but might actually explode. In the past week, news outlets around […]

EnergySource by Dr. David Soud, Rohini Ralby, and Dr. Ian Ralby

Geopolitics & Energy Security Middle East

Content

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

North Korea is trying to find a way to keep the lights on

Since the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the North Korean regime had to devise a way to meet its ever-growing energy demand without benefaction. But when all the options present their own set of flaws, the best answer seems still to be elusive.

EnergySource by Halley Posner

East Asia Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Fujairah and the encirclement of Saudi oil production by Iran

The latest attacks on the Arab Gulf oil industry seem to be part of a strategy by Iran to warn the Gulf states that it can block all oil shipments, if it sees fit. One of the warnings was the attack on three tankers at anchor off Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman.

EnergySource by Jean-Francois Seznec

Geopolitics & Energy Security Iran

Wed, Aug 28, 2019

Recycling is going to waste!

For decades, people in most developed countries have been carefully separating their trash into waste and recycling. They have been making sure to do their part for the environment by recycling, but do they fully understand what happens to the items they place in their blue recycling bins? Countries have been shipping the contents of […]

EnergySource by Nidhi Upadhyaya

China Energy & Environment

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Onboard the FSO SAFER: A preview

For over a year, I.R. Consilium, a family-owned global consultancy on maritime and resource security, has been monitoring the potentially disastrous situation involving the Safer, a tanker converted into a floating storage and offloading facility (FSO) off the coast of Yemen, and we have been working to motivate action on the matter before it reaches […]

EnergySource by Rohini Ralby, Dr. David Soud, and Dr. Ian Ralby

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Rare opportunity opens for US LNG to reach Greece-Turkey-Ukraine gas corridor

While the mainstream media’s attention is now focused on the completion of Russia’s two gas pipeline projects—Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream—exceptional, but under-reported changes are afoot in southeast Europe that could challenge Moscow’s regional dominance and geopolitical pressure and help establish a bidirectional north-south corridor linking Greece and Turkey to Ukraine along the Trans-Balkan pipeline. […]

EnergySource by Aura Sabadus

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment

Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Sanctions prompt Iran to remain relevant in the global energy calculus

The Islamic Republic is determined to push back against maximum US pressure. Iran’s actions will not only be disruptive for security of energy transportation through the Gulf but they will also increase the risk of a sudden military escalation.

EnergySource by Sara Bazoobandi

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Aug 12, 2019

The Chinese export We should be targeting: Climate change

The Trump Administration’s trade war with China has aimed to reduce the trade deficit, but the volleys of tariffs between the US and China have impacted industries from railways to energy, and even required an aid package to keep the agriculture industry afloat. However, US trade policy should instead focus on a more menacing and enduring Chinese export, one that it does not send to the United States but whose emissions […]

EnergySource by David Yellen

China Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Jul 30, 2019

Nuclear energy in context: What we’re reading

The current discourse around nuclear energy reflects the extent to which the stakes have grown higher, both for environmental impact and US national security.

EnergySource by Amb. Thomas Graham, Jr. and Admiral Richard Mies

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

Wed, Jan 16, 2019

The time is right for energy transformation in Puerto Rico

Late last year, a group of us from the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center had the opportunity to travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a series of meetings on hurricane recovery and the future of the island’s electric grid.  It was an interesting time for a visit. While the remnants of the storm were […]

EnergySource by Joe Bryan

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Sun, Jul 28, 2019

Gaming out the disaster: What could go wrong with the FSO Safer

In April, we sounded the alarm about how the Safer, an oil tanker converted into a floating storage and offloading facility (FSO) near the Red Sea coast of Yemen and filled with an estimated 1.1 million barrels of crude oil, was not only structurally deteriorating but might actually explode. In the past week, news outlets around […]

EnergySource by Dr. David Soud, Rohini Ralby, and Dr. Ian Ralby

Geopolitics & Energy Security Middle East