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Oct 25, 2021

IEA World Energy Outlook 2021: All eyes on net zero

By Ameya Hadap

With COP26 rapidly approaching and the challenge of net zero on everyone's minds, climate negotiators need tools. The IEA's World Energy Outlook 2021 is the perfect one.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

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Oct 23, 2021

Rapid Response: The energy crisis

By Global Energy Center

Global Energy Center experts comment on the energy crisis, energy security, and the future of the transition.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

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Sep 28, 2021

The VTR will play a key role in the nuclear energy innovation ecosystem

By Suzanne Baker, Jennifer T. Gordon, Judi Greenwald, and Jackie Toth

Next-generation nuclear technologies hold the potential to bring US-led zero-carbon energy to international markets. But their development will be stymied without government support for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), whose budget was recently zeroed out. Congress still has opportunities to provide sufficient funding, and it must act on them.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

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Sep 20, 2021

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

By Reed Blakemore, David W. Yellen

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.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

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Sep 20, 2021

Will a Taliban victory advance TAPI?

By Steve Mann

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.

Central Asia Energy & Environment

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Jul 28, 2021

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

By Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows, Cohort 2

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.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

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Jul 26, 2021

TAP and the Southern Gas Corridor: Challenges to expansion

By Daniel D. Stein

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.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

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Jul 22, 2021

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

By Julia Nesheiwat

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.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

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Jul 21, 2021

Bitcoin mining: Digital money printing with real world footprints?

By Julia Nesheiwat

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.

Central Europe Digital Currencies

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Jul 17, 2021

Hydrogen: Australia’s new liquefied natural gas

By Mary-Rose de Valladares

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.

Australia Energy & Environment