July 13, 2018
| Jane NakanoSetting the 2030 target for the share of zero-emission power sources at 44 percent in its total electricity generation, the Japanese government acknowledges the value of nuclear as a zero-carbon power source.
June 25, 2018
| Frank A. Verrastro, Larry Goldstein, Albert HelmigU.S. light tight oil continues to impress, although logistical constraints, especially pipeline bottlenecks in evacuating Permian oil and associated gas, could hamper or at least delay further near-term increases.
Venezuela’s loss of production volumes was the largest global unplanned fall in crude oil output in 2017, a trend that has continued to intensify into 2018 and has the potential to get significantly worse in the coming months.
June 11, 2018
| Frank A. Verrastro, Larry Goldstein, Albert HelmigThe global oil market continues to evolve in both predictable and yet uncertain ways. Like previous OPEC meetings, next week’s discussions, including the emerging rifts between the larger members with spare capacity and those without such luxury, will need to be managed.
June 11, 2018
| Stephen J. Naimoli, Jane NakanoWhile renewable energy is set to grow as a share of the region’s energy mix, there are indications that its potential contribution is much higher than is currently on track to be realized.
May 31, 2018
| Frank A. Verrastro, Andrew J. StanleyWhile higher oil prices have provided Venezuela with an economic lifeline in the past, the dramatic collapse of production and exports makes it increasingly impossible for even such revenue inflows to alter Venezuela’s fate.
In a frenemy foreign policy world, where all favors and actions are considered in the context of an ongoing and uncertain negotiation over myriad issues, let’s hope this complexity does not come back to bite us.