Oil is one of the world’s most durable global commodities. With few ready commercial substitutes, its extraordinary staying power is demonstrated by its enduring energy sector dominance, even as market prices fluctuate dramatically and geopolitical disruptions strike.
Blockchain’s implications for energy are potentially far-reaching when it comes to security and efficiency. Given the scale of opportunities—and unintended consequences—presented by blockchain, this technology deserves more discussion in the public sphere.
Greater transparency is needed to assess and govern the array of new engineering tools under development to alter the global climate system.
Europe should avoid letting dissatisfaction with Trump’s Paris decision cloud the broader transatlantic energy and climate agenda.
The transition to a low-carbon economy after the Paris Agreement has been embraced by an unprecedented number of countries and thousands of subnational groups, and is contributing to growth and competitiveness globally.
With U.S. climate leadership lagging, the G-7 is finding ways to move forward in spite of U.S. reluctance while China looms as the new international climate powerhouse.
To promote Saudi Arabia’s push toward renewable energy, the United States should help the kingdom transform itself from petro-state to participant in the global clean energy market.
By creating policy frameworks for innovative mobility services, governments have an opportunity to address environmental and societal goals while promoting investment and technological leadership.
The Saudi Aramco IPO offers a unique opportunity for climate-based transparency. Yet, despite having some of the cleanest oils, transparency is unlikely without pressure from investors and exchanges.
California has the opportunity to lead the globe in oil data transparency even as it faces hidden climate risks from its oils.
The Carnegie Energy and Climate Program engages global experts working on issues relating to energy technology, environmental science, and political economy to develop practical solutions for policymakers around the world. The program aims to provide the leadership and the policy framework necessary to minimize the risks that stem from global climate change and competition for resources.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has created a new leadership initiative to develop a non-partisan solution financing a better transportation system in the United States. Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, former Pennsylvania Governor and Secretary for Homeland Security Tom Ridge, and former U.S. Comptroller General and now founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative David Walker, will lead an intensive analysis to find politically realistic measures to fix what is now a broken transportation system.
The agency provides information on solar activity, sea level rise, the temperature of the atmosphere and the oceans, the state of the ozone layer, air pollution, and changes in sea ice and land ice. How much warmer will the planet get? How will sea level rise progress? What will happen to soil moisture, and therefore agricultural production, in a warmer world? NASA scientists and engineers will help answer these and other critical questions in the future.