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Why We Still Need Innovation in Successful Clean Energy Technologies

Today is my last day at CFR. I’m joining ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy firm, as their CTO. I’m excited for a new adventure but sad to leave the Council, which has given me support and autonomy to study the innovations needed for global decarbonization. Read More

Asia
An Asia Super Grid Would Be a Boon for Clean Energy—If It Gets Built
This guest post is authored by Charles Zhang, a student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an intern with the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Council on For…
Nuclear Energy
America Risks Missing Out On A Global Nuclear Power Revival
Background reading on the future of the global nuclear trade and the commercial opportunities and national security risks that it presents to the United States.
Energy and Climate Policy
Blockchain and Energy: We Sifted Hype from Reality So You Don't Have To
This blog post is adapted from a new discussion paper from the Energy Security and Climate Change Program: “Applying Blockchain Technology to the Electric Power Sector.” 
  • Russia
    The Oil Context of the Trump-Putin Meeting
    There appears to be a list of conflicts and other kinds of issues that U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin touched upon during their meeting in Helsinki, and progress on any…
  • Renewable Energy
    The Digital Revolution Is Transforming Energy—Whether It Slows Climate Change Is Up to Policymakers
    This post is about a new book, “Digital Decarbonization: Promoting Digital Innovations to Advance Clean Energy Systems,” edited by Varun Sivaram. It is available as a paperback or e-book on Amazon, a…
  • India
    Still Shining? Our Third Annual Review on Solar Scale-up in India
    This guest post is co-authored by Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the LBJ School at the University of Texas a…
  • Renewable Energy
    Clean Energy Might Reduce Global Warming, But What Will It Do to Geopolitics?
    This post is co-written by Sagatom Saha, Fulbright Fellow in Ukraine and Visiting Fellow at the Dixi Group. Read Varun Sivaram and Sagatom Saha’s new book chapter, “The Geopolitical Implications of a…
  • Energy and Climate Policy
    Green Giants? Sectoral Obstacles and Opportunities to Reduce Carbon Emissions in China and India
    This guest post is co-authored by Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the LBJ School at the University of Texas a…
  • Energy and Climate Policy
    Hippocratic Oath for Bonn
    This post is authored by Lindsay Iversen, associate director for climate and resources at the Council on Foreign Relations' Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies. You can follow her on twitter @li…
  • Energy and Climate Policy
    Rebuttal: Oil Subsidies—More Material for Climate Change Than You Might Think
    This post is authored by Peter Erickson, a staff scientist at the Stockholm Environment Institute and a co-author of a new paper in Nature Energy that studies how much of U.S. oil reserves are econom…