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US and China Agree to Advance Carbon Capture Technology

July 18, 2014 by Edward Dodge

US and China's CCS Agreement

China is the world’s largest coal producer and consumer and the world’s leading emitter of carbon dioxide emissions. China is also the world’s most populous country and is suffering from high pollution levels due to its unrestrained fossil fuel use.[read more]

Furthering International Climate Finance: Finalizing Some Key Threshold Issues for the Green Climate Fund

May 20, 2014 by Jake Schmidt

Countries meet soon to advance threshold issues for the Green Climate Fund. The Fund was a key component of the agreements reached in Copenhagen in 2009 as it could help mobilize resources to help developing countries in reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change.[read more]

US Energy Renaissance Brings Important Foreign Policy Choices

May 2, 2014 by Roman Kilisek
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US Energy and Foreign Policy

Two timely research studies from think tanks inside the Beltway address energy security with particular focus on America’s new role in rearranging the established global energy order. This order is in flux because of the renaissance in the US energy sector ignited by its shale oil and gas boom.[read more]

Oil Price Leverage Over Russia in Ukraine Crisis

April 18, 2014 by Roman Kilisek
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Oil Price Leverage Over Russia

Following Russian annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, tensions between the West and the Kremlin have been dangerously simmering. Meanwhile, the spotlight has moved to Eastern Ukraine where unmarked soldiers appear to be keen on destabilizing the situation further.[read more]