The Associated Press reports that U.S. ethanol policy, championed by President Barack Obama as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, may be doing the environment more harm than good.
Last Friday, President Obama issued an Executive Order (EO) titled “Preparing the United States for the Impact of Climate Change.” As the name of the EO implies, it is focused on preparing for and adapting to the current and imminent effects of climate change, rather than reducing emissions.
An oil boom is short-term and transient. Crews of outsiders and heavy equipment plop down in often-rural areas to suck out all the fuel they can as quickly as possible, then leave.
Unconventional gas provides a rapidly increasing new source of energy for the U.S. But what are the geopolitical implications of the U.S. 'shale gas revolution’? In this interview, Elliot Brennan from the Institute for Security and Development Policy explains what shale gas developments in the U.S. may mean for Asia and specifically China.
Every year, the Global Futures Forum (GFF) provides a platform to engage in strategic-level dialogue and research to better understand and anticipate transnational threats.
Amidst Climate Change and Shifting Energy Markets, New Challenges for Transatlantic Security
The U.S. government could play a key role in breaking the link between commodity production and greenhouse gas emissions associated with tropical deforestation, argues a new report released by seven environmental groups.
A staggering amount of development dollars – one in three, in fact – are lost due to natural disasters and crises.
A new weapon in the arsenal against climate change is tapping local knowledge to bridge the policy gap and let communities make their own informed decisions about how to manage livelihoods, natural resources, culture and heritage.
The changing U.S. and international energy pictures have a profound effect on security, a senior Pentagon official said here yesterday.
The Climate and Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Security. Alexandria, London: CNA/RUSI.