Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Despite election, UK fracking faces an uphill battle

In their pre-election manifesto, the UK Conservatives stated that their stance will be to “not support fracking unless the science shows categorically it can be done safely,” something of a U-turn for the party. Why adopt such a significant policy change now?

EnergySource by Christian Le Miere

Oil and Gas United Kingdom

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

TurkStream is South Stream 2.0—has the EU done its homework this time?

Flying largely under the radar, progress on the TurkStream pipeline has been met with little attention. This is quite unjust, as the project is a key piece of Gazprom’s future supply strategy.

EnergySource by Martin Jirušek

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

Mon, Feb 10, 2020

A new security challenge: The geopolitical implications of climate change

Discussions on energy and geopolitics over the last ten years have often focused on the need for energy security. Now, another challenge—climate security—is emerging and it must be urgently addressed.

EnergySource by Friedbert Pflüger

Climate Change & Climate Action Geopolitics & Energy Security

Mon, Feb 10, 2020

The climate and equity dilemma: Bending the coal curve in South and Southeast Asia

South and Southeast Asia are leading the world in terms of developing countries’ energy growth—how can need be met while avoiding new coal investments?

EnergySource by Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Bangladesh Energy Transitions
Aurora borealis

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

CCS in Norway: Propelling global innovation for decarbonization

Northern Lights, a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project backed, in part, by the Norwegian government is set to bolster European and global carbon capture innovation, accelerating climate progress and exemplifying the next wave of global CCS facilities.

EnergySource by Lee Beck

Climate Change & Climate Action Northern Europe
Nuclear cooling towers

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Energy and the threat

Nuclear energy is our greatest asset in the fight against climate change. In my view, success in the struggle against climate change likely is simply not possible without a robust and immediate commitment to nuclear power.

EnergySource by Amb. Thomas Graham, Jr.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions
Building in Beijing

Wed, Jan 29, 2020

China’s vision for community with a shared future for humanity belies actual action

For China to truly back the its vision of a "shared future" with action, it must drastically reduce its own carbon emissions at home and discontinue investing abroad in carbon-intensive infrastructure through its Belt and Road Initiative.

EnergySource by Craig Hart

China Energy Transitions
Wind turbines

Wed, Jan 29, 2020

The quiet energy transition sweeping the Midwest

A quiet energy revolution is taking hold in the American Midwest, creating a tipping point for the nation as a whole—lower-carbon natural gas and renewables are pushing out coal as the low-cost fuel for power generation.

EnergySource by Craig Hart

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas

Tue, Dec 31, 2019

How accounting for the externalities of carbon would affect end products

Given the urgent need to decarbonize all sectors of the US economy, one of the broadest policy options that could steer both energy production and consumption in the right direction is the notion of putting a price on carbon.

EnergySource by Jennifer T. Gordon

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas
Buildings downtown

Mon, Dec 30, 2019

Shadow carbon pricing: What corporations can do in the meantime

There are any number of reasons for corporations to participate in sustainability efforts. One of the greatest contributions that corporations can make to a zero-carbon future is setting a “shadow” price on carbon by placing a dollar value on emissions and making carbon commitments and investment choices accordingly.

EnergySource by Jennifer T. Gordon

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions