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Sep 21, 2023

The United States’ edge in the clean energy economy starts with outcompeting China on hydrogen

By Landon Derentz

The Biden administration’s momentum on bolstering the United States’ significance in the global green economy must start with an inclusive approach to hydrogen tax credits.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance


Sep 18, 2023

Moldova has the chance to break from its Gazprom-dominated past

By Jamal Nusseibeh and Branko Terzic

Moldova has the opportunity to make good use of the lessons of its past by strengthening regulatory independence, increasing competition, and introducing transparent pricing.

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment


Sep 14, 2023

What to do about Russia’s energy trojan horse

By Olga Khakova, Charles Lichfield

The future of Gazprom’s piped deliveries to Europe looks bleak. However, Europe has no binding timeline for phasing out Russia’s growing LNG exports. Reducing these import will be critical to bringing Ukraine closer to victory and for securing Europe’s energy system.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business


Sep 11, 2023

The IRA’s best kept climate secret: Moving oil and gas towards operational net zero 

By William Tobin

The IRA contains a suite of provisions to help oil and gas move towards scope 1 and 2 climate neutrality, potentially comprising some of the law’s most impactful climate measures.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions
Old Town Bucharest


Aug 31, 2023

A Three Seas Chamber of Commerce could enhance energy diversification across Central and Eastern Europe

By Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan, and Bailee Mathews

The Three Seas Initiative (3SI) Summit in Bucharest takes place next week. To catalyze investment and diversify away from Russian energy, the summit should establish a Three Seas Chamber of Commerce, capable of sustaining progress and unleashing the region’s full potential.

Central Europe Eastern Europe
Salar de Olaroz Lithium Mine, Argentina


Aug 16, 2023

One year after the IRA, the hard work to build resilient mineral supply chains is only beginning

By Reed Blakemore, Paddy Ryan

Twelve months since the IRA’s bet big on alternative mineral supply chains, the clean energy commodities market is changing. Washington’s strategy must change along with it.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions
Aerial photograph of an oil tanker


Aug 14, 2023

The IRA is strengthening the United States as a low-emission oil and gas superpower

By Joseph Webster

The lRA not only strengthens US leadership in global decarbonization efforts—it also makes the United States an even more powerful actor in oil and gas geopolitics.

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security
California Home Solar


Aug 14, 2023

The IRA is transforming the US energy system—starting with homes

By Julia Pyper

One year after the IRA, the collective actions of households are powering a historic effort to modernize the US energy system by increasing system resilience, accelerating decarbonization, and bolstering economic stability. 

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment
Person counting dollar banknotes


Aug 10, 2023

Can IRA spending really throttle energy inflation?

By Charles Lichfield

Expanding the federal deficit risks exacerbating inflation, regardless of the long-run cost savings wise energy investments could bring.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment
Man holding an incandescent bulb.


Aug 9, 2023

The IRA supercharged US R&D. But does it go far enough?

By William Tobin

The IRA intends to stake a claim for US leadership in decarbonization by providing much needed funding for key clean energy research programs. However, US R&D spending has still not reached parity with historical levels.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

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