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.
Issues surrounding climate change and the environment are American issues, not partisan ones, and they’re galvanizing a new coalition that doesn’t blur party lines; it erases them.
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.
Authoritative and non-authoritative Chinese sources strongly oppose President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accords.
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.