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Jun 30, 2022

The war in Ukraine and gas in the Western Balkans

By Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Russia has made inroads in the Western Balkans with its promises of plentiful gas supply. The EU and NATO must grasp the region's strategic value and work to promote efforts to diversify gas imports from alternative suppliers and build an expansive network of gas infrastructure.

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

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Jun 27, 2022

30 GW by 2030: Policies for expanding US offshore wind capacity

By Joseph Webster

The US' goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030 is ambitious. Attentive policymaking, from the highest levels of the federal government all the way down to local governments in affected communities, will be key.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

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Jun 14, 2022

Affordability, security, and emissions reductions: The sustainability trilemma

By Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo

OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo offers his thoughts on the need for oil to be a part of the energy transition.

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

EnergySource

Jun 10, 2022

How Nordic wind and wealth can wean Europe off Putin’s gas

By András Simonyi and Morten Svendstorp

Denmark and Norway are uniquely positioned to drive the European hydrogen economy of the future. The two countries' wealth, renewable capacity, and ambition make long-term replacement of Russian gas—and indeed of gas in general—viable.

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

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May 31, 2022

Obscured by the energy crisis, a food crisis unfolds

By Reed Blakemore, Maia Sparkman

Efforts to grapple with an energy crisis brought on by Russia's invasion of Ukraine have drowned out a similar emergency facing global food supply. Food security, already being impacted by the adverse effects of climate change, cannot be forgotten as the world pursues a transition to net-zero.

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

EnergySource

May 6, 2022

Colombia can lead the energy transition in Latin America

By Juan Gomez

Colombia's geography gives it a chance to take a leadership role in Latin America's energy transition. But to do so, Colombian leaders will first need to address indigenous concerns, remove barriers to investment, and fix long-standing mismanagement issues.

Colombia Energy & Environment

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May 3, 2022

Transatlantic cooperation on green steel: Building effective standards

By Kelsey Forren, Maia Sparkman

Plenty of work has already been done to develop comprehensive transatlantic standards on green steel. When choosing from these options, policymakers should keep certain priorities in mind.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

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May 3, 2022

Gazprom set the Russian invasion of Ukraine in motion

By Alan Riley

Gazprom's actions in the months leading up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine can only be interpreted as stage-setting maneuvers to deter European involvement. Its willingness to abdicate its commercial responsibilities raises serious questions about Europe's future business with Russian energy companies.

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment

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Apr 29, 2022

Keeping Europe united: A roadmap for avoiding Russia’s trap

By Olga Khakova

Russia's shutoff of its gas exports to Poland and Bulgaria presents a major test of European unity. But the EU has several options for defending its energy security and lessening the impact of the Russian energy threat.

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment

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Apr 29, 2022

The ruble gas gamble

By Aliona Osmolovska

Putin's decree that gas payments from "unfriendly nations" must be made in rubles has the potential to foment division in Europe. Russian gas buyers on the continent should be aware of the dangers of compliance and of their legal recourses in the face of a cessation of supply.

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment