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Fri, Sep 13, 2019

Amb. Richard L. Morningstar’s address to the 27th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum

The 27th Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Economic and Environmental Forum aimed to promote economic progress and security in the OSCE area through energy co-operation, new technologies, good governance and connectivity in the digital era. The following is Amb. Richard Morningstar’s address to OSCE country representatives in Prague on September 11, 2019. […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Richard L. Morningstar

Europe & Eurasia Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Aug 28, 2019

Recycling is going to waste!

For decades, people in most developed countries have been carefully separating their trash into waste and recycling. They have been making sure to do their part for the environment by recycling, but do they fully understand what happens to the items they place in their blue recycling bins? Countries have been shipping the contents of […]

EnergySource by Nidhi Upadhyaya

China Energy & Environment

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Onboard the FSO SAFER: A preview

For over a year, I.R. Consilium, a family-owned global consultancy on maritime and resource security, has been monitoring the potentially disastrous situation involving the Safer, a tanker converted into a floating storage and offloading facility (FSO) off the coast of Yemen, and we have been working to motivate action on the matter before it reaches […]

EnergySource by Rohini Ralby, Dr. David Soud, and Dr. Ian Ralby

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Rare opportunity opens for US LNG to reach Greece-Turkey-Ukraine gas corridor

While the mainstream media’s attention is now focused on the completion of Russia’s two gas pipeline projects—Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream—exceptional, but under-reported changes are afoot in southeast Europe that could challenge Moscow’s regional dominance and geopolitical pressure and help establish a bidirectional north-south corridor linking Greece and Turkey to Ukraine along the Trans-Balkan pipeline. […]

EnergySource by Aura Sabadus

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment

Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Sanctions prompt Iran to remain relevant in the global energy calculus

On August 4, the Iranian government announced that the Revolutionary Guard had seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. Iran claimed that the vessel was smuggling diesel fuel to Iraq, but the Iraqi oil ministry denied any connection with the tanker. Global shipping companies had not reported any missing vessels in the Persian Gulf. This is the third […]

EnergySource by Sara Bazoobandi

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Aug 12, 2019

The Chinese export We should be targeting: Climate change

The Trump Administration’s trade war with China has aimed to reduce the trade deficit, but the volleys of tariffs between the US and China have impacted industries from railways to energy, and even required an aid package to keep the agriculture industry afloat. However, US trade policy should instead focus on a more menacing and enduring Chinese export, one that it does not send to the United States but whose emissions […]

EnergySource by David Yellen

China Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Jul 30, 2019

Nuclear energy in context: What we’re reading

The current discourse around nuclear energy reflects the extent to which the stakes have grown higher, both for environmental impact and US national security.

EnergySource by Amb. Thomas Graham, Jr. and Admiral Richard Mies

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

Sun, Jul 28, 2019

Gaming out the disaster: What could go wrong with the FSO Safer

In April, we sounded the alarm about how the Safer, an oil tanker converted into a floating storage and offloading facility (FSO) near the Red Sea coast of Yemen and filled with an estimated 1.1 million barrels of crude oil, was not only structurally deteriorating but might actually explode. In the past week, news outlets around […]

EnergySource by Dr. David Soud, Rohini Ralby, and Dr. Ian Ralby

Geopolitics & Energy Security Middle East

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

Koranyi testifies before the US Helsinki Commission on pipeline politics

Watch the full testimony here

Testimony by Nicole Meir

Energy & Environment Oil and Gas

Wed, Jul 3, 2019

Urbanization and the growing demand for cooling in a warming climate: Buildings as a critical resource

One of the key drivers of increasing global electricity demand is urbanization. Although urbanization rates in industrial countries are generally above 75 percent, urbanization is still in a relatively early stage in developing countries. This is especially true in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia, where electricity growth is rising rapidly and the share […]

EnergySource by Robert F. Ichord

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment