Global Energy AgendaJan 13, 2023
The 2023 Global Energy Agenda
By Landon Derentz, Christine Suh, Ameya Hadap, Paul Kielstra (Editors)
The third edition of the Global Energy Agenda provides context for the 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 2023.
ISSUE BRIEFS & REPORTS
Issue BriefOct 24, 2023
Why COP28 is right to prioritize global methane and flaring reduction
By Mark Davis, Landon Derentz, and William Tobin
Flaring and methane emissions from oil and gas are a substantial source of greenhouse gas emissions globally, but the funding, technology, and business practices are available to bring these emissions to near-zero. The COP28 platform can accelerate these solutions.
ReportOct 16, 2023
How to strike a grand bargain on EU nuclear energy policy
By Ben Judah, Rachel Rizzo, Théophile Pouget-Abadie, Jonah Allen, Francis Shin
The EU currently faces an internal dispute over nuclear energy. To resolve this, the EU must commit to allowing each member to pursue its own energy mix, recognize nuclear energy as a crucial part of Europe’s existing energy mix, and adopting a technology-neutral approach to the implementation of the GDIP and NZIA.
Issue BriefSep 18, 2023
Guarantees 2.0: Meeting climate finance needs in the Global South
By Ian Callaghan, George Frampton, Ken Berlin, and Frank Willey
Transforming global energy, manufacturing, and transportation systems for a net-zero future requires a huge investment, but current financial flows toward these goals are vastly insufficient.
Issue BriefAug 24, 2023
Transitioning to the clean energy grid: A deep dive into the levelized cost of electricity
By Ken Berlin, Frank Willey
To benefit fully from the lower cost of generating renewables and to achieve a transition to a clean energy system as rapidly as possible, the United States must implement a more efficient planning and permitting process.
In-Depth Research & ReportsAug 7, 2023
The on-ramp for hydrogen: The natural gas network
By Cynthia Quarterman
This Global Energy Center report examines how blending hydrogen into US gas pipelines can quickly support demand growth for this key technology for US decarbonization objectives. The report provides recommendations for how policymakers can create a favorable regulatory environment to overcome technical obstacles to scaling up hydrogen deployment.
Issue BriefAug 2, 2023
Transforming Ukraine into a European energy hub
By Richard L. Morningstar, András Simonyi, Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan
In this issue brief, Global Energy Center experts explore the potential for Ukraine’s energy sector to strengthen European energy security and decarbonization objectives. The brief explores how Ukraine can reform its energy sector to attract investment and create new revenue streams, and how transatlantic partners in government and the private sector can support Ukraine’s clean energy transformation.
ReportJul 6, 2023
Technological and policy pathways to accelerate US industrial decarbonization
By Joseph Webster
Industrial decarbonization in the United States will be an important element in lowering global emissions. To limit the consequences of climate change, the United States must urgently advance a suite of efforts to guarantee the domestic and international industrial emissions reductions the world needs.
Issue BriefJun 28, 2023
Building a biofuels industry in Africa
By Maia Sparkman, William Tobin, Maxwell Zandi
In numerous African nations, the expansion of the biofuels industry could serve as a solution, albeit a partial one, to support the interlocking imperatives of achieving universal access to modern energy services and attaining a high-growth, low-carbon economy.
ReportApr 24, 2023
The imperative of the Versatile Test Reactor for nuclear innovation
By Jackie Toth, Khalil Ryan
In this report, “The imperative of the Versatile Test Reactor for Nuclear Innovation,” authors Jackie Toth and Khalil Ryan argue that the US will lose its competitive edge against adversaries (especially Russia) if it lacks a fully realized nuclear energy innovation ecosystem, of which the VTR is a crucial component.