Dec 23, 2021

Expanding the ETS to cover the road transport and building sectors would leave many Europeans behind

By Elena Benaim

An expansion of the EU's ETS to the road transport and building sectors would hit low-income Europeans hard without making a significant dent in emissions. To avoid foisting the costs of the transition onto those who can least afford it, EU policymakers should explore other avenues.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance


Dec 21, 2021

As extreme weather events devastate the central US, the time to prioritize climate resilience is now

By Clinton Britt and Andrea Clabough

The recent disaster in Kentucky marks a continuation of an escalating pattern of catastrophic weather events in the US. With so many lives at risk, climate resilience cannot fall by the wayside. It must be an emphasis now.

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security


Dec 13, 2021

Cyberattacks on our energy infrastructure: The need for a national response to a national security threat

By Jeh Charles Johnson

Secretary Jeh Johnson calls for a cohesive national response to combat the growing cyber threat to our nation's energy infrastructure. He lays out several recommendations for a path forward.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions


Dec 3, 2021

Ensuring resilient clean energy infrastructure

By Andy Bochman, Jennifer T. Gordon

As the energy infrastructure of the future starts to spring up, ensuring its resilience to potential changes in climate will be pivotal. Modeling tools must evolve to forecast these coming challenges, and climate adaptation discussions must expand to include clean energy infrastructure.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions


Nov 24, 2021

The EU contributed to its own energy crisis, but diversification can solve it

By Ellen Wald

The EU's energy policies are partly responsible for the impact soaring gas prices are having across the bloc. But the EU still has an opportunity to readjust, find a way out of this crisis, and prevent future ones.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance


Nov 22, 2021

It’s time to refresh the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative

By David L. Goldwyn

A renewed commitment to intergovernmental energy governance could be transformative to the viability of the energy transition in the Caribbean. And plenty of precedent—including a previous system in the region itself—makes that prospect more than just wishful thinking.

Caribbean Energy & Environment


Nov 18, 2021

Following COP26, cybersecurity must be a central piece of the energy transition

By Leo Simonovich

The backbone of advanced energy systems is increasingly digital. That means that cybersecurity is essential to a secure energy transition. Private and public sector leaders should work to ensure its hardiness.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions


Nov 16, 2021

Silence is assent: A path forward in US-Mexico energy and climate relations

By David L. Goldwyn, Neil Robert Brown

Mexico's recent climate and energy measures will cause economic harm, set back emissions reduction efforts, and strain the country's relationship with the US. The Biden administration must be clear that these nationalistic policies, which contravene the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, will not be tolerated.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance


Nov 10, 2021

Nuclear power and the energy transition in non-OECD countries

By Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

In non-OECD countries, nuclear power's role in immediate emissions reductions appears to be minimal, due to long lead times and other mitigating factors. But after 2030, rapid innovation could mean that nuclear energy will have a much more important part to play. OECD countries should partner with non-OECD countries to lay the groundwork now.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions


Nov 1, 2021

The net-zero kingdom: A third way

By Andrea Clabough

Released to great fanfare, Saudi Arabia's new green pledges represent an attempt to build a clean future on the bedrock of fossil fuels. The viability of that approach is far from certain.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions