Mon, Aug 2, 2021

The energy transition in the Arab Gulf: From vision to reality

The United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have emerged as leaders in the Arab Gulf’s energy transition. But even as the two countries work to decarbonize their economies, challenges remain.

Report by Dr. Jean-François Seznec; Samer Mosis

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Shifting gears: Geopolitics of the global energy transition

A peak in global oil demand would have significant geopolitical and geoeconomic consequences for oil-producing and importing states alike. And while oil resources have afforded leverage to producing nations, many of these countries have not diversified their economies and remain highly dependent on oil revenue for economic and national stability.

Report by Robert J. Johnston

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Tue, May 25, 2021

Preparing for decarbonization: Reforming US power markets for the energy transition

Deficiencies in the US power sector, paired with the increasing intermittency of renewables on the grid, pose challenges to meeting heightened clean electricity goals. In this report, GEC senior fellow Ben Hertz-Shargel evaluates the policy, market, and technological challenges and opportunities for power sector decarbonization.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Ben Hertz-Shargel

Energy & Environment United States and Canada

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Four things to know about environmental justice

Environmental justice (EJ) has become a driving theme in the mainstream energy and climate policy discourse, and EJ considerations have been at the forefront of the most substantial energy, climate, environmental, and infrastructure policy and personnel decisions of the new Biden-Harris administration. What does environmental justice mean, how has it evolved in recent years, and how might environmental justice guiding concepts, analytical frameworks, and goals become actionable policy under this administration?

In-Depth Research & Reports by Clinton Britt, Andrea Clabough, and David Goldwyn

Energy & Environment United States and Canada

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Raising US climate ambition in advance of COP26: An economic and national security imperative

In advance of the annual UN Climate Summit in Glasgow this November, the United States must raise its clean energy and climate ambitions and reassert global climate leadership. If left unchecked, climate change will continue to exact a heavy economic toll on the United States and threaten US national security interests and American lives.

Report by Margaret Jackson, Zachary Strauss

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

Advancing US-ROK cooperation on nuclear energy

Although nuclear power is a key component in US and South Korean electricity generation, the nuclear energy industry in both countries is struggling. Research and development, bilateral trade, and the sale of nuclear energy technologies to third countries represent opportunities for bilateral cooperation that will strengthen both country’s nuclear energy industries.

Report by Stephen S. Greene

East Asia Energy & Environment

Thu, Feb 4, 2021

Ensuring Energy Security in a Renewables World

Renewable sources of energy are gaining an increasing share of the US energy mix, bolstered by state-level commitments as well as corporate power purchase agreements. However, while renewables have become increasingly cost competitive, they still face challenges, especially related to intermittency and storage. The Global Energy Center’s new issue brief, “Ensuring Energy Security in a […]

Issue Brief by Ben Hertz-Shargel

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Choosing wisely: How the Biden administration can build a better coalition on international energy and climate policy in a post-COVID world

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have inherited a country deep in crisis. At the same time, President Biden has asserted that the United States will regain its mantle of leadership of the liberal order, reset its international partnerships, and, perhaps most importantly, rebuild as a clean, green superpower putting the global community back on track to meet its climate commitments.

Report by David L. Goldwyn, Andrea Clabough

Energy & Environment United States and Canada
Abu Dhabi Skyline

Mon, Jan 18, 2021

The Global Energy Agenda

The inaugural edition of the Global Energy Agenda provides context for the unprecedented year that has passed. It features a survey of thought leaders in the energy sector, as well as a series of essays by the leading figures in energy, to set the energy agenda for 2021.

Global Energy Agenda by Randolph Bell, Jennifer T. Gordon, Paul Kielstra, and Andrew Marshall (Editors)

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Mon, Jan 18, 2021

Mapping green innovation ecosystems: Evaluating the success factors for the world’s leading greentech-innovation centers

Enabling current and future generations to mitigate climate change requires the urgent creation and scaling up of technologies that minimize and reverse the impact of human activities on the environment. The ecosystems that foster innovation in green technologies, and the success factors that enable these ecosystems, must be better understood in order to replicate them around the world.

Report by Peter Engelke, Margaret Jackson, Randolph Bell

Energy & Environment