Energy and Climate Change
Energy and Climate Change
- CommentaryBy Sarah O. Ladislaw, Anne HudsonApr 18, 2014
In 2011, the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) agreed to establish a global climate agreement in 2015. In preparation for this 2015 summit to take place in Paris, it was agreed in Warsaw in late 2013 that governments should establish clear internal climate goals to present on the international stage.
- ReportApr 10, 2014
This report evaluates the energy and geopolitical shifts that have arisen from the production of shale gas and light tight oil in the United States. It begins by assessing how much the unconventional energy trend has already impacted energy, geopolitics, and national security. The report then posits several possible energy futures that could emerge from the unconventionals revolution.
- The Geopolitical Realities of the Ukraine Crises, the Limits of U.S. Energy Assistance, and the Need to Tone down the RhetoricCommentaryBy Frank A. Verrastro, Charles K. EbingerMar 21, 2014
Over the weekend, the crisis in Ukraine took a more ominous turn with the referendum in Crimea rejoining the peninsula with Russia while Russian troops amassed on the country’s eastern border. In addition, the United States and European Union’s imposition of what is forecasted to be the first salvo of economic sanctions was launched.
- Critical QuestionsMar 17, 2014
Ukraine is the most important transit country in the energy trade relationship between Russia and Europe. Europe as a whole receives roughly 30 percent of its natural gas supplies from Russia. More than half of the Russian natural gas destined for Europe travels through Ukraine in spite of Russia’s continued efforts to build expensive pipelines to bypass the country.
- ReportBy David Pumphrey, Lisa Hyland and Michelle MeltonMar 6, 2014
In the last several years, rail has come to play an important role in the transportation of growing U.S. crude oil production. Over the last seven months, a number of serious accidents have resulted in intense review of the safety of shipping large quantities of oil by rail. The focus has been on classification of the oil, the integrity of tank cars, and rail operations.
- CommentaryMar 6, 2014
The tone and substance of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Malaysia in late April will have lasting impact not only on an important bilateral relationship, but on U.S. relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and many countries across the Indo-Pacific. The visit, although short, is long overdue.
- ReportBy Sharon Squassoni, Stephanie Cooke, Robert Kim, and Jacob GreenbergMar 6, 2014
As part of the global Governing Uranium Project headed by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) analyzed U.S. experiences with the security of its “front-end” uranium industry. This report examines current U.S.
- CommentaryMar 5, 2014
Last week, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin turned a three-month long, mainly domestic political crisis in Ukraine, which appeared headed to resolution, into a full-blown international crisis.
- CommentaryFeb 25, 2014
On the heels of the shale gas and tight oil revolutions, as America shifts from import dependency to increasing self-sufficiency and exports, much will be written about how domestic gasoline prices and the nation’s national security will be impacted by increased domestic oil /liquids production.
- ReportBy Vineeth Vasudeva MurthyFeb 25, 2014
This report analyzes and clarifies the regulatory and institutional frameworks put in place by the Indian government to promote investment in India’s solar energy sector. To date, lack of clarity and comprehension has inhibited investment in India’s economy in sectors ranging from defense technology to retail.