Studying the shifting international relationships, institutional arrangements, and power dynamics that revolve around oil supply and oil demand.
To date, no clear consensus has been reached on whether natural wealth such as hydrocarbon’s is a blessing or a curse, and no comprehensive methodology has been established.
The November 2017 UN Climate Conference was marked by the unprecedented presence of U.S. cities, states, and corporations.
Today, oil is facing mounting pressure as the world tries hard to move towards a greener, cleaner future and vows to end the age of fossil fuels.
Oman recently became the first Middle Eastern country to join the very small club of unconventional oil and gas producers, currently led by the United States.
Petcoke, a highly-polluting byproduct of refining heavier oils, can be more polluting than coal. Broad indicators show that highly-degraded petcoke ends up being burned to generate power in Asia, making it important to take stock of global petcoke markets and flows around South Asia.
Sarah Chayes, Steve Coll, and Olarenwaju Suraju discussed how corruption can become an inextricable part of an economy and how civil society and the U.S. government can work to prevent it. (Runtime - 22:21)
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.
While Trump's energy program is still unfolding it is clear that he is sticking to the pledges he made during his presidential campaign.
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.