Stronger International Safeguards as a Condition of Supply to Nuclear Energy Programs: Coming to Consensus in the Nuclear Suppliers Group
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This commentary discusses a history of related policy developments in the NSG, examines some of the group’s roadblocks to consensus, and suggests options for making progress on adding stronger international safeguards as a condition of supply to nuclear energy programs.

National Oil Companies and the Energy Transition: Ecopetrol's Acquisition of an Electric Transmission Company
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This commentary explores recent moves by Colombian national oil company Ecopetrol to adapt to the energy transition, especially its bid to acquire a majority stake in Interconexión Eléctrica SA (ISA), an electricity transmission company, for 14.2 trillion Colombian pesos (equal to about $3.6 billion).

The Carbon-Neutral LNG Market: Creating a Framework for Real Emissions Reductions
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This commentary examines an existing and growing market trade behavior that has the potential to assist countries dependent on natural gas in meeting their climate targets during this transitory period for the global energy system.

Building an Energy and Climate Coalition with Latin America and the Caribbean: An Agenda for the Biden Administration
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In a new commentary, Dr. Mauricio Cárdenas and Laurie Fitzmaurice examine how the United States could utilize the tools of technology and financing focused on energy and climate to put LAC on a path toward sustained economic growth and social progress.

The Social Aspects of ESG Investing: Insights on Diversity in Energy Finance
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A new commentary from CGEP's Women in Energy program discusses the approaches ESG-oriented institutional investors and engaged impact investors are taking to make apparent the gender and broader diversity standards that companies, including energy companies, will need to meet to maintain access to their capital.

To Bring Emissions-Slashing Technologies to Market, the United States Needs Targeted Demand-Pull Innovation Policies
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Dr. Varun Sivaram, Dr. Matt Bowen, Dr. Noah Kaufman and Doug Rand explore targeted demand-pull measures the Biden administration can immediately use to create early markets for promising clean energy technologies.

USA and China
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In a new commentary, Aimee Barnes, Dr. Fan Dai, & Angela Luh take a close look at the Biden-Harris presidential platform with respect to climate action and China.

Worker at port
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Noah Kaufman, John Larsen, Ben King, and Peter Marsters reintroduce output-based rebates as an alternative to border carbon adjustment, analyze US industries that could be compensated with OBRs, and estimate the costs of doing so.

Electricity supply
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Dr. Melissa C. Lott and Dr. Julio Friedmann discuss the role of electricity in deep decarbonization efforts, and how zero-carbon oversupplies might be deployed.

An indigenous man holds a flag at Plaza de Bolivar during a general strike against social and economic policies.
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In an op-ed for Americas Quarterly, Dr. Mauricio Cárdenas explains why, amid the Covid-19 crisis, political leaders in Latin America should pursue policy changes that extend beyond the short-term crisis to their countries’ long-term health.

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