Reducing Russian Involvement in Western Nuclear Power Markets
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Commentary

This commentary discusses Russian involvement in the Western nuclear power supply chain as well as policy options to reduce—or end—that involvement.

Supply of Critical Minerals Amid the Russia-Ukraine Crisis and Possible Sanctions
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Commentary

This commentary highlights Russia’s market share in key metals and the mining sector, in particular critical minerals, to provide policy makers and industry leaders with a general sense of the concentration of such materials and the limited options for securing them elsewhere, should they consider broadening sanctions in that direction.

Hydrogen: A Hot Commodity Lacking Sufficient Statistics
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Commentary

In this commentary, the author explores the different issues around measuring hydrogen demand, production, and trade, and makes recommendations to improve data coverage and harmonize unit conventions.

Sanctions and the Economic Consequences of Higher Oil Prices
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Commentary

In a new commentary, senior research scholar Christof Rühl unpacks what room there is for the anti-war alliance to scale down the consumption of Russian oil without triggering an adverse economic reaction.

Energy markets and the design of sanctions on Russia
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Commentary

Energy sanctions started late, but the number of countries embargoing oil, gas, or coal imports from Russia is expanding.

Venezuela Oil Sanctions: Not an Easy Fix
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Commentary

The unexpected visit of a US government delegation to Caracas for talks with Nicolas Maduro on March 5th has led to speculation that sanctions on the Maduro regime could be lifted and that a rapid ramp up of Venezuelan oil production and export could result.

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Commentary

The European energy crisis, aggravated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, amplifies the tension between climate mitigation action and energy affordability. 

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