This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Arab Oil Embargo. And while certain (and selective) aspects of the event will undoubtedly be commemorated with policy fora and written reflections, it is useful to recall the contributory causes, significant impacts, and resultant policy- and market-induced outcomes in order to view the event in proper perspective.
In a CSIS report released in June , we projected that domestic nuclear capacity could drop sharply over the next two decades from about 100 gigawatts electrical (GWe) today to about 80 GWe—in sharp contrast to the much more optimistic
Dust is settling on the national politics, and Japan is gearing up its drive to define its energy future.
On August 13, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto addressed his nation, introducing his proposal for the reform of the country's energy sector. Petróleos Mexicanos (trademarked and better known as Pemex), the state-owned monopoly in place since 1938, has faced declining profitability in recent years, and without reform, projections for the company's future are grim.
There are numerous studies that discuss the benefits of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and the future role  that they could play as a secure, reliable power source for zero emissions electricity.
Nuclear waste is a problem that’s here to stay and, if the radioactive isotope plutonium-239 is present, that means at least 24,000 years. We know how to manage it safely, but figuring out where to store it long term poses a substantial political test.
Arctic Economics in the 21st Century: The Benefits and Costs of Cold explores the key economic dynamics at play in the rapidly changing Arctic region. This report evaluates both the economic benefits of an increasingly open Arctic region and the costs of exploring the riches of the American Arctic.
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The extraordinary pace and scale of U.S. natural gas production has managed to surprise even seasoned energy observers. As recently as 2005, U.S. natural gas production was declining—the U.S.