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Wed, Oct 7, 2020

Strengthening cooperation with allies could help the United States lead in exporting carbon-free nuclear energy

Driven in part by concerns over climate change, nuclear energy is receiving renewed attention. In order for the United States to meet growing international demand for nuclear reactors—rather than ceding the mantle of global exports to Russia and China—the United States will need to increase coordination with its allies in commercializing advanced reactors and streamlining relevant interagency processes.

EnergySource by Matt Bowen, Jennifer T. Gordon, Jackie Kempfer

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

The global climate crisis and the clean energy transition in the Asia-Pacific region: Implications for the next US administration

Even with major emissions reductions in the United States and EU, the world has little chance of achieving global net-zero emissions by 2070, much less 2050, without significant changes to the Asia-Pacific energy mix. The next US administration should pursue a well-funded “whole of government” presidential initiative to work with Asia-Pacific countries on viable clean energy strategies and projects within a revived US multilateral trade, aid, and investment approach.

EnergySource by Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Scaling CCUS: Catalyzing policy and financial innovation

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is critical to decarbonizing heavy industry and meeting global climate goals. But significant roadblocks to financing have prevented the ability of industry to scale up CCUS projects. New financing tools and a coordinated approach by policy makers, industry representatives, and financial institutions can help CCUS drive the energy transition.

EnergySource by Emily Burlinghaus, Reed Blakemore, Lee Beck

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Turkey’s gas find in the Black Sea: How big is this Tuna?

Turkey is a primary destination for US liquefied natural gas (LNG), but a change may be over the horizon. In late August, Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO)'s drilling ship FATIH discovered a 320 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas reserves in the Black Sea, within the western part of Turkey's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

EnergySource by Ariel Cohen and Talya Yuzucu

Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

Wed, Sep 2, 2020

California’s blackouts and renewable energy: Culprit or imperative?

In mid-August, California made headlines when several days of rolling blackouts coincided with a massive heatwave, with up to three million residents facing up to four hours of power outages. For Californians, this crisis must prompt an examination of both the grid management practices that contributed to these blackouts, and the optimal way to store or supplement wind and solar power. And while many were quick to blame the blackouts on the states's growing reliance on renewables, the underlying causes for the crisis can only be mitigated with more clean energy.

EnergySource by Leslie Hayward

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Mon, Aug 31, 2020

Nuclear cooperation can bolster US-Slovenia ties

Nuclear energy will be essential to meeting Slovenia’s climate neutrality goals and strengthening the country’s energy self-sufficiency. Increased US-Slovenia cooperation on nuclear development will bolster transatlantic ties and ensure safe and transparent nuclear plant operations.

EnergySource by Olga Khakova

Energy Transitions Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Aug 28, 2020

Amidst deteriorating US – China relations, energy trade picks up in Q2

Despite a precipitous decline in US-Chinese relations over the past month and a half, energy trade during the second quarter of 2020 remained robust as positive economic incentives outweighed the diplomatic tit-for-tat currently dominating headlines

EnergySource by Reed Blakemore and Reid I'Anson

China Energy & Environment

Fri, Aug 28, 2020

Microgrids: The NDAA’s crucial investment for energy resilience

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) sets the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) annual budget, but it has also become a key platform for implementing military climate resilience and emission reduction measures. By investing in microgrid systems, the military will increase its ability to maintain operations in a variety of adverse circumstances, lower carbon emissions, and spur widespread adoption of clean, resilient energy infrastructure across the United States.

EnergySource by Katie Wimsatt

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Fri, Aug 21, 2020

An effective ESG strategy strengthens the competitiveness of US liquefied natural gas

As companies face increased pressure to pursue sustainable investing, business leaders around the world are taking action to address their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities.

EnergySource by Serena Su

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Trans-Caspian Pipeline—Still a pipe dream?

Although there have been intermittent efforts to revive the Trans-Caspian Pipeline (TCP), the project has largely been dormant in recent years. However, the impending completion of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), a new source and route of gas supply to Europe, has led to renewed interest in TCP.

EnergySource by Daniel D. Stein

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance
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