Canada currently exports 99% of it's oil to the United States. Pipeline infrastructure is at capacity. This has resulted in various proposals to get Canadian oil to new markets.
After reviewing hydrcarbon markets as well as the challenges to Arctic exploration and product expansion, this report examines the best practices that can be derived from the experiences of other countries such as Russia and Norway.
The Brazil Institute releases the 2011-2013 Report of Activities
Energy consultant Javed Akbar calls for a variety of technical, financial, and legal measures to ease Pakistan’s energy crisis.
China has set an ambitious goal to add more than 8 GW of distributed solar generation by the end of 2014 -- over half of the total solar power capacity in the U.S. now. However, China is facing many challenges to meet this goal.
Report from the July 1 launch of the Wilson Center’s Regional and Global Energy Series featuring former US Ambassador to Russia and Bulgaria John Beyrle, former NSC Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia (and former US Ambassador to Kazakhstan and Georgia) William Courtney, IHS Energy’s Director, Russian and Caspian Energy (and book co-author) Julia Nanay, and State Department International Energy Coordinator, former NSC Senior Director and former US Ambassador to Ukraine and Mexico, Carlos Pascual, who explored with Jan Kalicki and David Goldwyn the energy and broader dimensions of relations with Russia and Ukraine.
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.
China accounts for 28.7% of the world’s installed wind power capacity. China is also the fastest growing market for wind power in the world.
By 2020, coal consumption in China is projected to increase by 30 percent, and already, 20 percent of water withdrawn in the country goes to coal mining, processing, and cooling of coal-fired power plants. The water intensity of the coal industry is a significant quandary for a country that is already facing a water scarcity crisis (water availability per capita is one-quarter the global average).
In 2013, China hits new world record by installing 12 gigawatts new solar panels.