Oct 4, 2023

What’s next in the two-front war against climate change and energy insecurity?

By Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Electrification is a powerful weapon in the battles against climate change and the weaponization of energy supply. To improve overall system reliability and resilience, the United States and European Union must decarbonize, meet new consumer and industrial demands, and expand transmission capacity.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment


Sep 21, 2023

The United States’ edge in the clean energy economy starts with outcompeting China on hydrogen

By Landon Derentz

The Biden administration’s momentum on bolstering the United States’ significance in the global green economy must start with an inclusive approach to hydrogen tax credits.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance


Sep 18, 2023

Moldova has the chance to break from its Gazprom-dominated past

By Jamal Nusseibeh and Branko Terzic

Moldova has the opportunity to make good use of the lessons of its past by strengthening regulatory independence, increasing competition, and introducing transparent pricing.

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment


Sep 14, 2023

What to do about Russia’s energy trojan horse

By Olga Khakova, Charles Lichfield

The future of Gazprom’s piped deliveries to Europe looks bleak. However, Europe has no binding timeline for phasing out Russia’s growing LNG exports. Reducing these import will be critical to bringing Ukraine closer to victory and for securing Europe’s energy system.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business


Sep 11, 2023

The IRA’s best kept climate secret: Moving oil and gas toward operational net zero 

By William Tobin

The IRA contains a suite of provisions to help oil and gas move toward scope one and two climate neutrality, potentially comprising some of the law’s most impactful climate measures.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions
Old Town Bucharest


Aug 31, 2023

A Three Seas Chamber of Commerce could enhance energy diversification across Central and Eastern Europe

By Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan, and Bailee Mathews

The Three Seas Initiative (3SI) Summit in Bucharest takes place next week. To catalyze investment and diversify away from Russian energy, the summit should establish a Three Seas Chamber of Commerce, capable of sustaining progress and unleashing the region's full potential.

Central Europe Eastern Europe
Salar de Olaroz Lithium Mine, Argentina


Aug 16, 2023

One year after the IRA, the hard work to build resilient mineral supply chains is only beginning

By Reed Blakemore, Paddy Ryan

Twelve months since the IRA’s bet big on alternative mineral supply chains, the clean energy commodities market is changing. Washington’s strategy must change along with it.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions
Aerial photograph of an oil tanker


Aug 14, 2023

The IRA is strengthening the United States as a low-emission oil and gas superpower

By Joseph Webster

The lRA not only strengthens US leadership in global decarbonization efforts—it also makes the United States an even more powerful actor in oil and gas geopolitics.

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security
Person counting dollar banknotes


Aug 10, 2023

Can IRA spending really throttle energy inflation?

By Charles Lichfield

Expanding the federal deficit risks exacerbating inflation, regardless of the long-run cost savings wise energy investments could bring.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment
Protesters in Germany hold a sign reading "Save the energy transition! Sun and wind instead of fracking, coal and nuclear!"


Aug 9, 2023

The IRA challenges the European climate model

By Friedbert Pflüger

Europeans are starting to realize their leadership in the energy transition is not as secure as previously believed. They are seeing the profound competition posed by the IRA—and the economic forces it unleashes.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment