Xayaburi Dam, Hydroelectric Dam on the Mekong River in Northern Laos
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In a new report, Edmund Downie uses a case study of power trade in the Greater Mekong Subregion to assess the prospects for China’s Global Energy Interconnection in catalyzing energy integration around the world. 

Gas pump in China
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Erica Downs, Antoine Halff, David Sandalow, and Erin Blanton examine the impacts of the oil price war for China.

Nuclear power plant after sunset. Dusk landscape with big chimneys.
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Richard Nephew recommends several changes to how US nuclear cooperation agreements are negotiated as well as enhancements to overall US nuclear nonproliferation policies.

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February 25, 2020

Electricity is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions globally that cause climate change, and the heart of economic development and social improvement for the world’s largest economies, including India and China. Tomorrow’s systems...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Climate change has not been a popular topic with Republicans in the U.S. Congress in recent years. Some deny the phenomenon is even happening, and others simply avoid the topic altogether. But that’s changing in the U.S. House of Representatives...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

After going on for nearly two years, the Trump administration’s trade war with China has taken a new turn with a so-called phase-one agreement. Among the terms of the...

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Commentary

Erica Downs examines how the US-China trade war is affecting China's oil and natural gas supply security. 

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

China is the world leader in emissions of heat-trapping gases, and the Chinese government is taking many steps to reduce emissions, including policies that have made China the world's leader in renewable energy and electric vehicles. But other...

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China has emerged as a truly global actor, impacting every region and every major issue area. Writing as part of the new Global China project at Brookings, Richard Nephew examines China's shift from being on the receiving end of sanctions to using sanctions itself.

Image of Belt and Road project in Pakistan
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CGEP Senior Research Scholar Dr. Erica Downs examines the environmental and debt sustainability of China’s Belt and Road Initiative through the lens of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) power sector projects. 

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