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Global China

Jun 20, 2024

Global China Newsletter – Sharp words, sharper tools: Beijing hones its approach to the Global South

By Dexter Tiff Roberts

The fifth 2024 edition of the Global China Newsletter

Africa China

EnergySource

Jun 14, 2024

Will the new Parliament change Europe’s course on energy security and climate?

By András Simonyi, Olga Khakova, Pau Ruiz Guix, Andrei Covatariu, and Elena Benaim

The recent European Parliament elections signal a shift in EU energy policy toward energy security and competitiveness. To ensure that climate remains on the agenda, European policymakers must deliver on existing commitments and deepen global climate cooperation.

Energy Transitions European Union

New Atlanticist

Jun 7, 2024

Modi should make India’s energy transition his third-term legacy

By Kapil Sharma

There are three opportunities that the Modi government could take right away to further support and strengthen its clean energy agenda.

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Jun 5, 2024

Policy memo: What will it take to make the MENA region a renewable energy powerhouse?

By Shihab Elborai, Anthony Yammine, and Pavel Popikov

The Middle East and North Africa region is well placed to become not just a major source of renewable energy, but also a central and indispensable player in the global energy transition, uniquely able to balance supply and demand for all types of energy, both hydrocarbons and renewables.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

AfricaSource

Jun 3, 2024

In a Congolese mining case, Biden can secure a win for US sanctions policy in Africa

By Benjamin Mossberg

Easing sanctions on Dan Gertler gives Washington the opportunity to show that its sanctions policy toward Africa can be effective.

Africa Corruption

EnergySource

May 23, 2024

From Vilnius to Warsaw: How to Advance Three Seas Goals Between Summits

By Olga Khakova

To define regional goals of digital, transport, and energy integration, the leaders of the Three Seas Initiative member states and partners meet annually. But to make real progress toward these goals, they must now create a secretariat to coordinate and act on challenges throughout the year.

Central Europe Eastern Europe

EnergySource

May 13, 2024

What US tariffs on Chinese batteries mean for decarbonization—and Taiwan

By Joseph Webster

In response to Beijing’s attempts to cement its dominant position across the “new three” technologies of solar photovoltaics (PVs), electric vehicles (EVs), and batteries, the Biden administration is poised to issue tariffs on key Chinese products. A look at China’s battery exports, and its associated battery complex, reveals both opportunities and risks for US and allied […]

China Energy Transitions

New Atlanticist

May 13, 2024

California’s battery boom is a case study for the energy transition

By Joseph Webster

The state’s large-scale deployment of lithium-ion storage batteries is leading to lower solar “curtailment,” or when electricity generation is suppressed due to price signals or physical oversupply.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

EnergySource

May 9, 2024

China builds more utility-scale solar as competition with coal ramps up

By Joseph Webster

China's transition to more utility-scale solar installations furthers its decarbonization efforts. However, regional resource limitations, limited interprovincial electricity transfers, and cheap coal present structural and economic headwinds.

China Energy Transitions

EnergySource

May 7, 2024

Amid competing pressures, will Ukraine quit its transit of Russian gas?

By Sergiy Makogon and Daniel Stein

The Russia-Ukraine gas transit agreement inked in 2019 will expire in December 2024, but Russian gas transit through Ukraine will remain a possibility. This doesn’t have to be the case.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

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