EnergySourceMar 31, 2023
Green investment takes the lead: Japan’s revamped approach in Africa
By Emi Yasukawa
Japan's approach to Africa is becoming more investment-based, instead of relying just on aid. Japanese companies and banks have recalibrated their strategies and are looking to advance continent-wide development.
EnergySourceMar 30, 2023
The US clean energy transformation can’t happen at the expense of national security
By Francis R. Fannon
The pace of the energy transition has, to this point, depended on low-cost Chinese production. But the supply chains that have driven clean tech deployment jeopardize US national security and must be remade.
EnergySourceMar 28, 2023
Country spotlight: Unlocking a high-energy future for Zambia
By Maia Sparkman, William Tobin
Smart private sector investment in Zambia could drive a high-energy, high-growth future as the country reforms. This could make Zambia a model for neighboring countries looking to advance their own energy transformations.
EnergySourceMar 14, 2023
Harmonizing hydrogen ambitions and realities
By William Tobin, Joseph Webster
Hydrogen's chemical properties determine its most optimal uses. Policymakers should orient deployment toward areas in which hydrogen makes the most sense as a tool for decarbonization and away from areas in which it does not.
EnergySourceMar 10, 2023
Clean industrial policies: A space for EU-US collaboration
By Théophile Pouget-Abadie, Francis Shin, Jonah Allen
EU-US tensions over clean industrial policy could derail the energy transition. Collaboration on equal footing would bolster collective security and drive emissions reductions to new levels.
EnergySourceMar 9, 2023
Sub-Saharan green hydrogen as a catalyst for development
By Daniel Helmeci
Green hydrogen has the potential to turn sub-Saharan Africa's abundant renewable resources into fuel for a sustainable economy. If supporting infrastructure can be built to harness this potential, the entire region could see the benefits.
EnergySourceMar 8, 2023
Chinese refining markets 101—and their implications for price caps on Russian oil
By Joseph Webster
Price caps on Russian crude and oil products have placed Chinese refineries in the spotlight. Their historical tendencies and political connections could shed light on what to expect from them as the oil market reorients itself.
EnergySourceMar 6, 2023
Beauty and the beast: Implications of the US-China tech war on climate and energy
By Jennifer Lee
US-China tech tensions could have ripple effects on decarbonization efforts. Tech competition could provide benefits, but if left unmitigated, it could also hinder both countries' energy transitions.
EnergySourceMar 6, 2023
Recap: Alliance for Green Cities launch event
By Global Energy Center
The new Alliance for Green Cities is focused on enhancing climate action at the municipal level. It encourages cities to play an active role in promoting a clean energy transition.
EnergySourceFeb 24, 2023
Lula is back. Are Brazil’s climate credentials?
By Lizi Bowen, Maia Sparkman, William Tobin
Lula's return to office in Brazil heralded a renewed commitment to environmental stewardship. But steps must be taken to ensure that renewal becomes as concrete and effective as possible.