Road at night

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Don’t let the impeachment inquiry interfere with support for Ukraine’s energy independence

We must not lose sight of the fact that an independent Ukraine has been a basic bipartisan tenet of American foreign policy since it broke away from the Soviet Union almost thirty years ago. Reform of Ukraine’s energy sector has been an integral part of that policy, and we cannot let our current domestic political dynamic disrupt a monumental decision point that will determine the future of that industry.

EnergySource by Richard L. Morningstar

Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas
Nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

What is the value of the US nuclear power complex to US national security?

Nuclear energy provides critical economic, energy security, defense, foreign policy, scientific, technological, and environmental benefits. In the US, the civilian nuclear energy industry contributes at least $42.4 billion annually to the pursuit of US national security priorities.

EnergySource by Becca Hunziker

Economy & Business Geopolitics & Energy Security
Pipeline construction

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The ‘principle of solidarity’: OPAL, Nord Stream, and the shadow over Gazprom

The OPAL judgment in Case T-883/16 "Republic of Poland v. European Commission" from the EU General Court will undermine Gazprom’s market dominance in Central and Eastern Europe.

EnergySource by Alan Riley

Energy Markets & Governance Europe & Eurasia
European Court of Justice building

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Impact of the European Court of Justice’s Opal decision

The recent decision by the European Court of Justice to limit Gazprom’s use of Opal, an onshore pipeline in Germany, has wide-reaching implications for Gazprom’s use of both Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2, as well as Gazprom’s reliance on Ukraine for gas transit to Europe.

EnergySource by Daniel D. Stein

Energy Markets & Governance Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Youth climate activists aren’t just striking, they’re taking policy action

Millions of young people around the world took to the streets for the Global Climate Strike to demand that governments take bolder action to address the climate crisis. But youth activists are not just skipping school to protest, they are also taking concrete steps to influence the policymaking process.

EnergySource by Julia Pyper

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions
one-on-one interview

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Exclusive interview on climate leadership with H.E. Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile

H.E. Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile, discusses Chile's upcoming hosting of the COP25 climate conference, what has motivated Chile's leadership on climate and clean energy and where it fits into the country's global strategy, and what steps the country is taking at home to lead by example.

EnergySource by Julia Pyper

Climate Change & Climate Action Latin America

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Is blockchain a suitable platform for the transactive electricity market of the future?

Is blockchain a suitable platform for the transactive electricity market of the future, enabling distributed energy resources to transact with each other and capture value, while collectively helping balance the grid?

EnergySource by Becca Hunziker

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Addressing the climate crisis: No time for milestones

To some, framing climate change in terms of milestones, thresholds, and tipping points might imply that there is still plenty of time to act, but it is not only to reduce emissions with urgency today, but also to create, invest in, and deploy decarbonization options with a long-term view, beyond just a decade.

EnergySource by Lee Beck

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Make way for Chile: Latin America’s next climate frontrunner

Chile has firmly launched itself into the low-carbon future and has demonstrated no interest in going back. As the public electric transport capital of the Americas with a robust renewable energy and environmental policy framework, Chile stands as an exemplar of climate progress and vision, both in the region and beyond.

EnergySource by Zachary Strauss

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

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