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.
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The Oil-Climate Index is a critical tool for the alternative fuel sector.
Building a causeway across the Palk Strait could become the most powerful symbol of South Asia’s new regionalism.
The Oil-Climate Index research team participated in an online Q&A to discuss the Oil-Climate Index, a first-of-its-kind tool that analyzes the overall climate impacts of different oils from extraction to refining to combustion.
Climate talks have largely failed to curb rising temperatures. Subnational actors that seek to transform their local energy systems can benefit from California and Germany’s expertise.
From its sheer volumes to what it’s made of and its environmental impacts, the next century of oil will likely be very different from the last.
The Xi’s visit to Moscow was the realization of a “win-win” formula beloved by the Chinese. The negotiations between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin can be seen as a shared symbolic victory and as a broad declaration of good intentions, but the fight over who can benefit more in practical terms has already begun
Perhaps the most important document signed by Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping on May 8 in Moscow is the joint declaration on the unification of the Moscow-backed Eurasian Economic Union and the Chinese Silk Road Economic Belt.