EFF 2018

Blockchain Technologies in the Energy Sector

Key Questions
  • What are the various ways in which blockchain technology can interact with the energy sector?
  • What is the range of assumptions about how quickly these pathways could be adopted?
  • What are the barriers to faster adoption and how easily are they overcome?
  • What implications can the use of blockchain technology have on the energy sector including energy consumption, fuel choices, system security, efficiency, and other issues?

Podcast with David Livingston, Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy, Atlantic Council and Varun Sivaram, Chief Technology Officer, ReNew Power.

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Geopolitics in Latin America

Key Questions
  • What are the political, economic, social and technological dynamics shaping the medium-term future of Latin America ?
  • Is the region poised for major geopolitical upheaval?
  • Will it over or underperform in terms of economic expectations?
  • What opportunities or potential pitfalls exist in the world of energy and climate in Latin America?

Podcast with Dr. Francisco González Associate Professor of International Political Economy and Latin American Politics at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

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Sanctions Regimes and Responses

Key Questions
  • How do sanctions impact the energy sector both directly and indirectly? What are some likely future directions for sanctions implementation (both existing today and potential future)?
  • Are there any key decision points in the existing sanctions regime that are likely to occur over the next ten years?
  • What are some of the impacts of an expanded sanctions regime – including the potential for increase in non-dollar denominated transactions, growth of core competencies in energy sector outside certain countries to avoid strategic vulnerability, and retaliatory measures?

Podcast with Elizabeth Rosenberg, Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program, CNAS

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