Energy and Climate Change
Energy and Climate Change
- CommentaryBy Heather A. Conley, Caroline RohloffAug 28, 2015
On August 31, President Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit the Arctic north of the Arctic Circle. This historic visit coincides both with the start of the two-year U.S.
- CommentaryBy Claire ReadeAug 27, 2015
When Xi Jinping was China’s vice president visiting the United States in 2012, he declared that U.S.-China economic relations provide the ballast and the propeller for the entire bilateral relationship. President Xi is coming to visit the United States again in September. The ballast needs adjustment, and the propeller needs oil.
- ReportBy Heather A. Conley, Caroline RohloffAug 27, 2015
The New Ice Curtain explores Russia’s strategic ambitions for its Arctic region—an understudied and underappreciated area that encompasses nearly the entire northern coast of Eurasia.
- The Iran Nuclear Agreement and Iranian Energy Exports, the Iranian Economy, and World Energy MarketsReportAug 17, 2015
Much of the examination of the Iran nuclear agreement has focused on the funds that would be released once Iran complied with the terms of the agreement. Some estimates of the near term cash benefit that Iran will receive have gone as high as $150 billion – although U.S.
- Critical QuestionsBy Jane NakanoAug 12, 2015
On August 11, 2015 Japan restarted a nuclear reactor after two years of having zero nuclear electric power generation. The Sendai Nuclear Power Station’s Unit 1 resumed operation roughly four years after the March 2011 severe nuclear accident in Fukushima, which eventually led the country’s 50-plus reactor fleet to come offline.
- CommentaryAug 4, 2015
Much of the examination of the Iran nuclear agreement has focused on the funds that would be released once Iran complied with the terms of the agreement. Some estimates of such funding have gone as high as $150 billion—although U.S. experts put the total at $100 billion and note that some $50 billion of this money has already been obligated.
- Critical QuestionsBy Sarah O. Ladislaw, Michelle MeltonAug 3, 2015
On August 3, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two final rules regulating greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing fossil-fired power plants. The rule represents the first-ever national standard on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
- NewsletterJul 2, 2015
Ongoing troubles in the West Papua region, and the unwanted attention they have garnered, are a sore spot for Indonesian authorities. They undermine the larger narrative of an Indonesia finally at peace with itself, consolidating its democracy and putting the ghosts of its past human rights abuses to bed.
- NewsletterBy Llewelyn HughesJun 19, 2015
Japan has been on the receiving end of some sharp criticism in the wake of the recent G7 meeting for its stance on climate change.
- NewsletterJun 17, 2015
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