Energy News

CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Interviewed by VOA on Beijing Newly Issued Coal Cap

Aug 07, 2014
On 4 August, 2014, Beijing’s Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau announced its intention to ban coal consumption by 2020. However, is this enough for improving Beijing's air quality?

Canada Must Diversify its Energy Pitch to U.S.

Jul 18, 2014
"In addition to touting the benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadians should do more to talk up the benefits of their hydropower potential," writes Andrew Finn.

The New Geopolitics of European Energy Security

Jul 07, 2014
On May 5, 2014, the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program hosted its annual Ahtisaari Symposium. This year’s expert panel addressed “The New Geopolitics of European Security.” Panelists discussed the transatlantic focus on energy security in the wake of the crisis with Ukraine and Russia including options for alternative sources of energy to decrease Europe’s dependence. The full transcript of the panel is available below.

Who Owns The Arctic Part 4: Focus on China

Jul 03, 2014
In this Context interview, Anne-Marie Brady, associate professor in Political Science at the University of Canterbury, provided insight into China’s goals for the region and possibilities for Chinese collaboration with the United States.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Interviewed by CCTV America on China's Renewables

Jun 23, 2014
Turner says waste-to-energy could be another area to be explored in China's renewables.

Who Owns the Arctic? Part I

Jun 19, 2014
In this Context interview, an international panel of experts described why one of the world's coldest environments has become a hot topic.

CEF's China Dam Rush article published with China Water Risk

Jun 09, 2014
CEF's infographic - Rethinking China’s Dam Rush - got published on China Water Risk June newsletter.

Robert Asselin on the EPA’s proposal to cut carbon emissions (in French)

Jun 03, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plan to cut carbon emissions by 30% by 2030 represents one of the most significant policy moves of the Obama administration, and the U.S. government, to date.

Susan Chan Shifflett and Jennifer Turner's Paper Published on China Economic Report

Jun 02, 2014
The water-energy-food choke point is forcing a new 21st century reckoning.

Infographic: Waste, Poor Planning Blunt China’s Wind Energy Ambitions

May 27, 2014
China is a country of superlatives and contradictions, especially when it comes to energy – it is not only the largest producer and consumer of coal, but also the largest investor in renewable energy. Since 2010, China has been the world’s biggest and fastest growing market for wind power, which the government has prioritized for its cleaner energy and job creation potential. But waste and poor planning have left many new wind farms idle or disconnected from power grids.