Heat Pumps Will Change Everything—and Not Enough – FP, 28.04.22
It’s a long-term solution for climate change with plenty of short-term problems. By Anchal Vohra, a columnist for Foreign Policy and a freelance TV correspondent and commentator on the Middle East based in Beirut
A New World order – VPRO Documentary, 23.04.22
- Brussels wants to go green at lightning speed – and thus become less dependent on Russian gas and oil from the Middle East. As head of the cabinet of Frans Timmermans, Diederik Samsom is currently working in Brussels on ‘his’ Green Deal. According to Samsom, the need to be energy independent is greater than ever. The ambition is to extract the necessary green raw materials as close as possible, and preferably in Europe itself.
- EU candidate member Serbia has become a contested field on the green raw materials chessboard because of this ambition. The country is rich in copper and lithium. The Chinese mining giant Zijin has already made headway there and recently opened a large copper mine, important for the construction of wind turbines.
- But the EU is also looking at Serbian raw materials with interest. And especially lithium. That mineral is in the ground in the Jadar Valley. The plans of mining company Rio Tinto have been put on hold by the government because of a massive popular uprising against the arrival of the mine. Many Serbs are not waiting for the lithium economy to arrive in their country.
Putin Just Pushed the World Into an Even Bigger Energy Crisis – FP, 28.02.22
Even without sanctions, Russia’s war will increase the shortage of oil and gas. By Brenda Shaffer, a faculty member at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
- Fără ajutorul Rusiei, criza energetică din Europa se poate transforma într-o capcană fără ieşire -zf, 10.01.22
- Prețul gazelor în Europa a explodat din cauza livrărilor limitate ale Rusiei – 4.1.22
3 Reasons Nuclear Power Has Returned to the Energy Debate – FP, 3.1.22
If we believed our own rhetoric about the climate crisis, support for nuclear would be much higher. By Jason Bordoff, a columnist at Foreign Policy and the co-founding dean of the Columbia Climate School
How the Energy Crisis Made 2021 Feel Like the ’70s – FP, 22.12.21
High power prices. Rolling blackouts. Dwindling supplies. And a cascade of economic and political turmoil felt around the world. By Keith Johnson, a senior staff writer at Foreign Policy
Criza energiei din Europa: speculă, şantaj sau răzbunare? = zf, 30.12.21
Winter Is Coming, and It’s Only a Preview – FP, 19.10
The world’s energy crunch will have indirect effects for years to come. The question is: How bad will things get? By Keith Johnson, a senior staff writer at Foreign Policy
In Global Energy Crisis, Anti-Nuclear Chickens Come Home to Roost – FP, 8.10
In virtually every country that has closed nuclear plants, clean electricity has been replaced with dirty power. By Ted Nordhaus
Why India Can’t Wean Itself Off Coal – FP, 21.10
Those who see India as a climate boogeyman are holding it to a standard they would never apply to themselves. By Vijaya Ramachandran, the director for energy and development at the Breakthrough Institute, and Sandeep Pai, senior research lead in the energy security and climate change program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Is Europe’s Energy Crisis a Preview of America’s? – FP, 5.10
Europe has itself to blame for shortages and spiking prices, but Washington is copying many of its policies. By Brenda Shaffer, a faculty member at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Energy Independence Doesn’t Mean What It Used To – FP, 26.07
And here’s why that’s a national security issue. By Parker Bolstad, an active duty military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, and Jordy Lee, the program manager for the Supply Chain Transparency Initiative at the Payne Institute for Public Policy
The New Geopolitics of Energy – FP, 21.12
Foreign Policy’s five best reads on the dramatic shift in energy policy in 2020.
How to decarbonize the grid and electrify everything | John Doerr and Hal Harvey – 19.11