Energy

Indigenous Partnerships Sustaining North America’s Energy Future

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India-Venezuela Relations: A Case Study in Oil Diplomacy

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Since 2008, India has been the second largest customer for Venezuela’s oil exports, behind only the United States and just a hair’s length ahead of China. Following the U.S. imposition of sanctions against Venezuela’s oil sector last month, India has moved into position as Venezuela’s principal oil market and source of foreign exchange.

Come On Baby, Drive My New Energy Vehicle: Will China Be First to Completely Abandon Combustion-Engine Cars?

China is engaged in a monumental top-down effort to promote the development of new-energy vehicles (NEVs) -- plug-in hybrids, pure-battery electrics, and fuel-cell autos. While China leads the world in NEVs, they are less than 1% of all cars on the street. However, the Chinese government's NEV policies, coupled with tax incentives, aim to push the number of NEV cars sold each year to 20% by 2025.

Curtailing Alberta Oil: The Right Solution to the Problem?

Part 1: Is Curtailment the Right Solution to the Problem?
 

Brazil Adds a New Class of Submarine to its Navy

The launching of Brazil’s submarine Riachuelo on December 14 marked a new phase in the country’s Navy Submarine Development Program (PROSUB). The event took place at the Naval Complex of Itaguaí, on the Southern coast of Rio da Janeiro state. It was attended by President Michel Temer and President-elect Jair Bolsonaro. The Commander of the Brazilian Navy, Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira, led the ceremony. The Director General of Nuclear and Technological Development, Admiral Bento Albuquerque, was also present.

Electricity Market Reforms in Ukraine: Challenges and Opportunities

As part of a nationwide series of reforms, Ukraine has introduced a new law reforming its electricity market. This law provides an opportunity to synchronize the Ukrainian energy system with the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) and integrate Ukraine within the European market. Why are these reforms important, and what are the benefits, drawbacks, and potential outcomes for Ukraine and its neighbors?

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