Despite what the White House says about climate change, conservative states and some of America’s largest companies—not just tech giants—are embracing cleaner energy. What an opportunity for Europe.
The November 2017 UN Climate Conference was marked by the unprecedented presence of U.S. cities, states, and corporations.
Policymakers have been focusing on long-term goals to wean California from oil, but here are three smart strategies to seriously shrink the petroleum sector’s climate impacts.
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.
The field of climate engineering remains largely unknown, especially to policymakers and the public, despite the real risks that accompany such actions and the planetary scale of their impacts.
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.
Russian energy is still one of the Kremlin’s geostrategic weapons in Europe, but it need not be.
Authoritative and non-authoritative Chinese sources strongly oppose President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accords.
Adding to pressure from loss of know-how and high costs, U.S. nuclear power plant vendors are now challenged by Chinese and Russian exporters whose government owners view nuclear energy in strategic, not commercial terms.
By proposing sanctions on European companies that work with Russia, the U.S. administration is dividing Europe and risks further harming transatlantic relations.