Energy News

Global Energy Forum Calls for Middle East, Climate Security

Nov 24, 2015
Today the Wilson Center released a report from its Global Energy Forum highlighting key energy and climate trends, and advocating four points in a regional and global strategy keyed to the Middle East and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-21) in Paris at the end of this month. Convening initially on September 21, the Global Energy Forum is led by eight national experts on energy and climate policy.

Currently Seeking - Resource Efficiency Specialist - China Water Program, World Bank

Oct 27, 2015
International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is seeking a Resource Efficiency Specialist for its China Water Program in Beijing, China.

Impact of China’s Cap and Trade Announcement

Oct 22, 2015
What are the implications of China’s “Cap and Trade” program announcement? Will it position China as a leader in addressing threats posed by climate change? And what impact will it have on the global debate about how we should respond to a warming planet?

The Polar Initiative

Oct 09, 2015
The Wilson Center’s newest initiative is focusing on the changing environments at the Earth’s poles. From melting ice to energy production and the daily lives of residents, the Arctic and Antarctic will be receiving increased attention and the Wilson Center’s Polar Initiative will be ahead of the curve on many of those emerging topics. We spoke with David Biette, director of the new initiative, and that discussion provides the focus for this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

Lessons Learned from China's ETA Pilot Programs, says CEF Director Jennifer Turner in Xinhua News

Oct 08, 2015
China's march toward a low-carbon economy and establishing a global energy network will bring more opportunities than risks. The commitment of a nation-wide carbon market will make China's intentions clear to businesses and investor about its shift to a low-carbon economy.

Shell Halts Arctic Drilling

Oct 06, 2015
Wilson Center Polar initiative Director David Biette describes the implications of Shell Oil’s decision to halt Arctic drilling. Is this a victory for environmentalists or does it have more to do with the price of oil?

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Quoted in the Washington Post on China's Cap and Trade Plan

Oct 01, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping made his commitment to introduce a nationwide cap and trade program to limit greenhouse gas emissions. However, the effectiveness of the emissions trading system, now being used by seven Chinese cities, will hinge on how the system is designed and implemented.

Does China Have the Institutions to Make Cap and Trade Work?

Oct 01, 2015
"We can applaud its announced commitment to carbon trading, but we should be forewarned: Cap-and-trade is a tool lifted from a very different system of governance. Carbon trading in China may be an experiment the world cannot afford," writes Ruth Greenspan Bell.

Concern Over China’s Cap and Trade Program

Sep 30, 2015
While many cheered the announcement of China’s “cap and trade” program, there is some concern over whether or not it can work. Ruth Greenspan Bell comments.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Featured on BBC News Discussing China's New Carbon Trading System

Sep 29, 2015
CEF Director Jennifer Turner discusses China's newly-announced carbon trading system, examining issue areas and its role in U.S.-China Climate Agreement.