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Europe Natural resources and energy

Powering Europe’s newest nation: Investigating the Kosovo energy crisis

Last month, Kosovo reached a deal with two private property owners to access some of the lignite coal it needs to supply its power plants.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy North America

To the victor belong the spoils: The future of green energy

In recent years, China has pushed for the rapid development of renewable energy infrastructure, touting itself as the leader of innovative green energy.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Kayin state struggles expose Myanmar’s energy dilemma

Renewed interest in coal in Myanmar carries broad risks for the government. But while greener energy is desirable, renewables come with their own problems.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Australia’s energy mix: still room for coal?

Often at the frontline of extreme weather, Australia has long been a proponent of renewable energies and continues to play a strong international role on issues of climate change. Where

Economics Europe

Russia’s coal expansion is running out of steam

Despite changing markets, Russia is betting on coal consumption as it moves to develop its eastern regions and pivot from Europe. Will the strategy work?

International Natural resources and energy

China and India could destabilize global coal market

Tectonic shifts in the global coal market are underway, posing a series of questions for traditional coal supply markets.

Asia Pacific Economics

Mongolia’s economic future uncertain as a result of China’s slowdown

Mongolia’s economic development remains strongly correlated to China’s economic performance, as mining operations are threatened by China’s staggering growth. A negotiator from the landlocked nation announced that a USD 4

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Australia’s climate policy hindering future opportunities

The Australian government’s policy towards climate change is in stark contrast to the rest of the world. Is this policy promising to help bolster a fledging economy or is it

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Eskom’s problems highlight flaws in South Africa’s energy plans

On Sunday 8 February 2015, South African taxpayer-owned electricity utility Eskom achieved an unwelcome milestone after it imposed the sixth consecutive day of load shedding. With more days likely to

North America Politics

Midterm Series: What will it mean for energy markets?

Results of the midterm elections and local state races and the ensuing hydraulic fracturing and coal policies will affect international energy markets. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with strong ties