Energy and Climate Change
Energy and Climate Change
- JournalJan 27, 2015
New Perspectives in Foreign Policy is published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to provide a forum for young professionals to debate issues of importance in foreign policy. Though New Perspectives seeks to bring new voices into the dialogue, it does not endorse specific opinions or policy prescriptions.
- CommentaryJan 26, 2015
The rapid drop in oil prices over the past six months has spawned a wide range of (at times, conflicting) conspiracy theories on how and why oil prices are falling.
- CommentaryJan 13, 2015
In 2013, global mining revenues were roughly $731 billion, or about five and a half times total annual official development assistance (ODA).
- CommentaryBy Jane Nakano, Michelle MeltonJan 5, 2015
Perhaps no other energy topic today elicits such starkly polarized attitudes as coal. Coal is vilified as a dirty fuel by some and praised as a necessary means for developing economies to modernize by others. These debates are unlikely to subside, as coal is the second-largest primary energy source in the world today and coal consumption is expected to keep growing for decades to come.
- ReportJan 5, 2015
Opinion surveys demonstrate that a majority of Americans consider Asia the most important region to U.S. interests, and a majority of Asia experts support the Obama administration’s goal of a “pivot” or “rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific region.
- CommentaryDec 16, 2014
A large number of commentaries have characterized the current oil market decline, down more than 40 percent since June, as a sort of stand-off between Middle Eastern oil producers and the tight oil producers in the United States.
- Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamDec 11, 2014
On December 11, Bloomberg News reported that swaps traders are more certain than ever that Venezuela will default on its debt as falling oil prices add pressure to already-strained government finances and drive the country’s bond prices to a 16-year low.
- CommentaryBy Jane NakanoDec 4, 2014
Roughly a year since all of its nuclear reactors came offline, Japan has begun seeing rising momentum towards a nuclear restart. In early November, two reactors at the Sendai Nuclear Power Station in Kagoshima Prefecture received much needed consent to resume operation from its host prefecture governor, taking them a step closer for an actual restart.
- ReportBy Sharon Squassoni, Robert KimNov 20, 2014
On September 17, 2014, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Hitotsubashi University co-hosted a workshop at the International House of Japan in Tokyo to explore the nonproliferation implications of Japan’s nuclear fuel cycle decisions.
- ReportBy Sarah O. Ladislaw, John Larsen, Whitney Ketchum, Michelle Melton, Shashank Mohan, and Trevor HouserNov 18, 2014
Remaking American Power seeks to help inform federal and state policymakers, energy producers, investors, and consumers about the potential energy market impacts of state and federal policy decisions associated with the Clean Power Plan as proposed.