February 19, 2020
| Heather A. Conley, Donatienne Ruy From European Election Watch Ireland's election yielded a fractured political landscape. The two mainstream parties are considering a grand coalition to keep Sinn Fein out but voters have asked for change; they should beware the consequences of denying voters' choice.
This week, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its update on energy-related CO2 emissions for 2019. The big headline was that emissions stayed flat between 2018 and 2019 at 33 gigatons (GT) of CO2 despite global economic growth of 2.9...
There is a tendency to cheer the role that gas has played in reducing coal use, but that might oversimplify the forces at play. Gas is playing a role in reducing coal consumption in Europe, but that role is neither simple nor straightforward.
January 31, 2020 From The Post-Soviet Post Japan is preparing for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s spring 2020 state visit, which will serve as a litmus test of the historically fraught bilateral relationship.
January 27, 2020
| Nikos Tsafos From Energy Headlines Versus Trendlines Over the past decade, the market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) has expanded dramatically: over 20 countries started to import LNG after 2008, opening far and wide a market hitherto limited to a small number of big importers. This expansion has been supercharged by floating...