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Natural resources and energy Special Reports

Geopolitics and the Energy Transition: Competition or Cooperation?

Energy transitions have always represented watershed historical moments with profound and far-reaching geopolitical ramifications. Similarly, the climate change propelled shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, is likely to have transformative effects on the geopolitical landscape of the twenty-first century.

Natural resources and energy North America

Revolution or Regression: The Future US Energy Sector

For the first time in U.S. history, renewable energies briefly generated more electricity than coal in April, 2019. Renewable energy potential merits review of trends and evolving dynamics in a dramatically changing U.S. energy sector.

Natural resources and energy North America

Is coal economically viable?

While the Trump Administration is pushing for growth of the American coal industry, market forces are heading toward renewable energy. But is coal still economically viable in the United States?

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Countries move to deescalate tensions between North Korea and the United States. UK may further signal its Brexit intentions with Ireland amid customs position papers. EBRD and Egypt to sign

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Iran goes to the polls. Trump travels to Saudi Arabia. Swiss vote on energy. Eurozone discusses Greek debt. All in The Week Ahead.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Mexico taps into renewables, with wind power leading the charge

Uncertain natural gas imports from the US are helping promote the rapid expansion of wind power throughout Mexico in the short to medium term.

Economics Natural resources and energy

2016 is the year of cheap renewables, not oil

While much attention is devoted to the fall of oil prices, 2016 has seen a significant expansion in the development of renewable energies

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Economic and environmental impacts of the WTO ruling on India’s solar program

The WTO ruled against India on its National Solar Mission, arguing that its domestic contents requirement discriminates against U.S. solar panels. Since 2013, India and the United States have been

Economics Latin America

Trouble in paradise for Barbados?

The underperformance of the economy of Barbados has posed questions about the country’s overall growth prospects. The geographical beauty of Barbados is underpinned by a relatively incorrupt and politically stable

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Taiwan’s energy security in question

Taiwanese citizens and politicians alike are corralling around ideas likely to bring greater energy insecurity to the small island nation. The prospects of renewable energy present an inkling of promise,