Promethean changes are poised to reshape the transport sector, with significant implications for the greenhouse gas emissions of twenty-first century mobility. Will autonomous vehicles prove to be a climate policy tool, or a climate policy challenge?
A half-day event on the connection between air quality and climate change and how it might be expected to shape the global energy innovation agenda in the years to come.
Policies promoting the transition to low-carbon-vehicle technology will help achieve global climate goals at negligible cost to oil consumers.
Reducing oil consumption will not only benefit the European nations in the short term; it will put the EU in a strong global leadership position on the road out of the Paris climate talks and beyond.
The oil price crash has implications for the global economy, geopolitics, and efforts to limit carbon emissions.
India’s transportation infrastructure needs are enormous. After decades of underinvestment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has embarked on a concerted effort to upgrade all elements of India’s transportation networks.
The International Energy Agency forecasts that oil will remain the world’s largest energy source for the next several decades, even as action on climate change ramps up. What roles will regulation, innovation, and competition play in the oil sector in the years ahead?
The Volkswagen affair brings to light broader policy failures on both side of the Atlantic. Rectifying it will require actions beyond just the automotive sector.
Renewable energies are displacing natural gas and coal, but they are not yet displacing oil at scale. Whereas wind and solar power the electric grid, oil powers transport. Until the day that alternative fuels dominate not only the roads, but also the skies and seas of the world, we will not be able to wean off oil completely.
An analysis of the week’s top international news stories.