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THE DIGITAL UTILITY

by Wayne Pales

As an executive of an electric utility, have you wondered how you will navigate increasing regulatory uncertainty, appeal to disheartened consumers, and balance short-term returns with long-term sustainability?...


Pipe Dreams

by Erin Banco

"A fascinating and revealing dive into the murky world of oil contracts that shape power and politics in Iraq." -- Loveday Morris, The Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief

Iraq sits on top of more than 140...


Energy Transformation

by Claude Turmes

The European Union has powerful resources at its disposal to tackle global warming; together, the countries of the EU are global leaders in the use of renewables. Why, then, has there been such slow progress...


How Fast Is the Speed of Light? | Children's Physics of Energy

by Baby Professor

Let’s break down physics into interesting bits and pieces so that kids would be encouraged to actually like the subject. The way to do that would be to use handpicked information and partner them with wonderful...


Dysfunction: Canada after Keystone XL

by Dennis McConaghy

The Keystone XL pipeline was most controversial North American energy infrastructure project of our time, and its history and demise serve as a cautionary tale for Canada, a country that will remain mired in...


Sinews of Power

by Xu Yi-chong

Electricity is a basic requirement for a modern economy, and transmission grids at the center of transition to a low-carbon power system. They are the principal means to integrate large shares of wind and solar...


The reform of the Mexican electricity sector

by Enrique Ochoa Reza & Pedro Joaquín Coldwell

The electricity sector is one of the most important industries in the country. Based on that, and due to advances in this area around the world it was necessary to enact an energy reform initiative to establish...


The End of Stationarity: Searching for the New Normal in the Age of Carbon Shock

by Mark Schapiro

Scientists have devised a new term to explain the turmoil caused by climate change: the end of stationarity. It means that our baselines for rainfall, water flow, temperature, and extreme weather are no longer...


Panic at the Pump

by Meg Jacobs

An authoritative history of the energy crises of the 1970s and the world they wrought

In 1973, the Arab OPEC cartel banned the export of oil to the United States, sending prices and tempers rising across the...


Shifting Political Economy of Russian Oil and Gas

by Tatiana Mitrova

Russia is one of the world’s largest hydrocarbon resource holders, producers, and exporters, but it is undergoing an uncertain economic and energy transition. An economic slowdown, the dual shocks of a sharp...


The Depths of Russia

by Douglas Rogers

Russia is among the world's leading oil producers, sitting atop the planet's eighth largest reserves. Like other oil-producing nations, it has been profoundly transformed by the oil industry. In The Depths of...


Lighting the World

by Jim Rogers & Stephen P. Williams

1.2 billion people on Earth still don't have electricity. Even where cell phones are now common, like sub-Saharan Africa and parts of India, villagers still walk miles to charge them. But new large-scale, sustainable...


Subterranean Estates

by Hannah Appel, Arthur Mason & Michael Watts

“Oil is a fairy tale, and, like every fairy tale, is a bit of a lie.”—Ryzard Kapuscinski, Shah of Shahs

The scale and reach of the global oil and gas industry, valued at several trillions of dollars, is...


New Energy, New Geopolitics

by Sarah O. Ladislaw, Maren Leed & Molly A. Walton

This report evaluates the energy and geopolitical shifts that have arisen from the production of shale gas and light tight oil in the United States. It begins by assessing how much the unconventional energy...


A New Approach to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

by Kelsey Hartigan, Corey Hinderstein, Andrew Newman & Sharon Squassoni

The Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Center for Strategic and International Studies joined to launch the New Approaches to the Fuel Cycle project. This project sought to build consensus on common goals, address...


Delivering the Goods

by Frank A. Verrastro, Michelle Melton, Sarah O. Ladislaw & Lisa Hyland

The North American energy landscape has shifted in significant ways. New development of abundant tight oil and unconventional natural gas resources creates an historic opportunity to enhance economic growth...


Africa's New Energy Producers

by Jennifer G. Cooke & David L. Goldwyn

Sub-Saharan Africa is on the verge of an energy boom. New discoveries off the East and West coasts have raised hopes of significant revenues that can accelerate poverty reduction and enhance Africa’s status...


Anthracite's Demise and the Post-Coal Economy of Northeastern Pennsylvania

by Thomas Keil & Jacqueline M. Keil

This book focuses on the development and demise of the anthracite industry in northeastern Pennsylvania. It also examines attempts to secure replacement industries and the economic consequences of these actions....


Remaking American Power

by John Larsen, Sarah O. Ladislaw & Whitney Ketchum

This study seeks to help inform federal and state policymakers, energy producers, investors, and consumers about the potential energy market impacts of state and federal policy decisions associated with the...


Oilfield Revolutionary

by Houston Faust Mount II

Everette Lee DeGolyer wore many hats—and he wore them with distinction. Though not a geophysicist, he helped make geophysics central to oil exploration. Though not a politician, he played an important role...