Energy, Security, and Climate

CFR experts examine the science and foreign policy surrounding climate change, energy, and nuclear security.

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Why We Still Need Innovation in Successful Clean Energy Technologies

Today is my last day at CFR. I’m joining ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy firm, as their CTO. I’m excited for a new adventure but sad to leave the Council, which has given me support and autonomy to study the innovations needed for global decarbonization. Read More

An Asia Super Grid Would Be a Boon for Clean Energy—If It Gets Built
Through an initiative known as the Asia Super Grid, or ASG, the countries made plans to build an ocean-floor power network to connect their electricity grids and enable a cleaner and more efficient pan-Asian electric power system.
Nuclear Energy
America Risks Missing Out On A Global Nuclear Power Revival
Background reading on the future of the global nuclear trade and the commercial opportunities and national security risks that it presents to the United States.
Energy and Climate Policy
Blockchain and Energy: We Sifted Hype from Reality So You Don't Have To
This blog post is adapted from a new discussion paper from the Energy Security and Climate Change Program: “Applying Blockchain Technology to the Electric Power Sector.” 
  • Russia
    The Oil Context of the Trump-Putin Meeting
    There appears to be a list of conflicts and other kinds of issues that U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin touched upon during their meeting in Helsinki, and progress on any…
  • Renewable Energy
    The Digital Revolution Is Transforming Energy—Whether It Slows Climate Change Is Up to Policymakers
    This post is about a new book, “Digital Decarbonization: Promoting Digital Innovations to Advance Clean Energy Systems,” edited by Varun Sivaram. It is available as a paperback or e-book on Amazon, a…