Energy and Sustainability
- ReportJan 26, 2016
On December 2, 2015, the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted a workshop in Singapore on Nuclear Security and Regional Fuel Cycle Decisions. The purpose of the workshop was to explore how nuclear security objectives can influence regional fuel cycle decisions of China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and to identify potential avenues for collaboration.
- New Estimates of Iran’s Petroleum Exports and Income after the Nuclear Implementation Day and Reductions in SanctionsCommentaryJan 26, 2016
The decades since the first major oil embargo in 1973 have shown all too clearly that no one can predict oil and gas prices and petroleum export revenues.
- CommentaryBy Phuong NguyenJan 21, 2016
The landslide election in Taiwan of pro-independence opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen to be president has led to speculation of a possible recalibration in Chinese foreign policy, at least in the year ahead.
- ReportJan 21, 2016
Some three weeks into the New Year, oil and gas markets, companies, and lenders are clearly off to a turbulent start, in many ways continuing trends we’ve witnessed for the last year.
- NewsletterBy Yukari SekiguchiJan 11, 2016
In the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, 98,000 people left their homes under Japanese government orders to evacuate. Many of them did not know what had happened at the plant until the evacuation notice. Those living within a 3km radius were the first to go on March 11, 2011.
- ReportJan 7, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) is the most significant greenhouse gas policy ever undertaken in the United States and is expected to achieve significant emission reductions by the time it is fully implemented in 2030.
- JournalJan 4, 2016
New Perspectives in Foreign Policy is published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to provide a forum for young professionals to write on 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.
- CommentaryDec 22, 2015
On Friday, Congress agreed to extend, for several years, a suite of tax credit subsidies designed to support the development of U.S. renewables projects. Given the current political climate in Washington, D.C., this was a big win for the renewable energy sector. Over the past few years the roles played by wind and solar in meeting our electricity needs has been growing rapidly.
- ReportBy Sarah Ladislaw, Zachary CuylerDec 21, 2015
In many of the world’s large oil-producing and consuming countries, the government subsidizes the consumption of fossil fuels—particularly petroleum products used for cooking, driving, and heating. These subsidies can be costly when oil prices are high because the governments bear the cost of selling these fuels to their populations at below-market levels.
- Critical QuestionsBy Jane NakanoDec 9, 2015
On Tuesday, the city of Beijing issued the “red alert” over air pollution levels in the country’s capital. The highest level of air quality alert came as the United Nations climate talks entered the second week in Paris, where the Chinese government under President Xi Jinping has demonstrated an unprecedented level of openness to discussing the global challenge of climate change.