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May 22, 2017

Asia
An LNG tanker passes boats along the coast of Singapore Don’t Let the Window of Opportunity for Increasing Asia’s Use of Natural Gas Close

Natural gas markets in the Asia-Pacific are on the cusp of an extraordinary transformation thanks, in part, to the rise of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to the Asia-Pacific from U.S. suppliers…

Apr 7, 2017

Nuclear Energy
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest, Hungary, February 2, 2017 (Reuters/Alexei Druzhinin) Russia's Nuclear Diplomacy: How Washington Should Respond

This is a guest post by Sagatom Saha, the research Associate for energy and U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last week, Westinghouse Electric Company, the firm that once ma…

Feb 17, 2017

India
A worker cleans photovoltaic solar panels inside a solar power plant at Raisan village near Gandhinagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat (Reuters/Amit Dave) India Makes Progress on Solar, But Barriers Remain

This guest post is co-authored by Sarang Shidore, a visiting scholar at the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin, and Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Robert S. S…

Jan 26, 2017

Climate Change
A Syrian man carries a water container as he is accompanied by a woman at a refugee camp in the Turkish border town of Yayladagi (Reuters/Umit Bektas) Climate Change Could Enhance Risk of Conflict

This is a guest post by Joshua Busby, Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and author of the CFR discussion paper, Water and U.S. National Security. It’s offici…

Dec 15, 2016

Climate Change
The Googleplex, Google's corporate headquarters, generates much of its power from rooftop solar installations (Reuters/Erin Siegel) Under Trump, Private Sector May Lead U.S. Climate Action

This post is authored by Shayle Kann, the head of GTM Research and Senior Vice President at Greentech Media: a Wood Mackenzie Business. As the inauguration of President Donald Trump approaches, th…

Nov 15, 2016

Energy and Climate Policy
Donald Trump speaks to supporters in Charleston, West Virginia as the Republican presidential candidate in May 2016 (Reuters/Chris Tilley) Climate Change and U.S. Leadership Under President Trump

This guest post was written by Lindsay Iversen, associate director of climate and resources at the Council on Foreign Relations. In the week since Donald Trump’s election, the energy and environment…

Dec 19, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Fabrication of an organic solar photovoltaic cell in the lab (BASF) Curious About Clean Energy Innovation? Take This Class

This fall, I created and taught a course at Georgetown University called “Clean Energy Innovation." The course, offered to undergraduates studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA…

Dec 13, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio Reuters/Mike Segar) An Energy Innovation Agenda for the Trump Administration

Democrats and Republicans are girding for battle over energy policy. The two parties are far apart on most issues, like the future of the Clean Power Plan and federal restrictions on oil and gas dril…

Aug 24, 2016

Diplomacy and International Institutions
IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol at the China-IEA side event during the Paris climate negotiations (IEA/George Kamiya) The International Energy Agency’s Hybrid Model

This guest post is co-authored by Stewart Patrick, senior fellow and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Naomi Egel, form…

Aug 2, 2016

Fossil Fuels
An LNG tanker from Qatar bound for Asia. Qatar is one of the major supplier of imported gas to India (Flickr). What Will It Take to Turn Natural Gas Around in India?

This guest post is co-authored by Sarang Shidore, a visiting scholar at the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin, and Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Robert S. S…