Quelle surprise: President Putin is back. But he has a problem – he isn’t very popular. While eastern commentators are getting very excited about prospective reform packages, Putin is far more likely to revert to a far older method to sustain (and enhance) his tenure in the Kremlin: hydrocarbons. . .
The compass of the geopolitical strategic balance of power is turning towards a qualitative relationship between the United States and Russia, following a phase of tension in their relationship, the features of which had clearly... more ››
Before the end of the decade, low-priced American liquefied natural gas is expected to surge onto the global market and, potentially, cause a dramatic shift in worldwide gas market fundamentals. more ››
The April discovery of a new shale formation in Western Texas is another indication that the shale-gas revolution, which is rapidly changing the way that the world gas market operates, continues to press ahead. Russia is the... more ››
Understanding the factors driving innovation in energy technologies is of critical importance to mitigating climate change and addressing other energy-related global challenges. Low levels of innovation, measured in terms of... more ››
Policies that claim to be sustainable don't always live up to their billing. Before supporting clean energy policies that claim to be sustainable, we should look at the facts. Many of these policies actually increase energy... more ››