Energy 360 examines the energy landscape from the intersection of policy, markets, technologies, and geopolitics. With commentary from leading energy and CSIS experts, we provide context and perspective on the most critical issues shaping energy today. Hosted by the CSIS Energy and National Security Program.
Election Year 2020: Energy and Climate Special Edition
This week Kevin Book (ClearView Energy Partners) and Paul Bodnar (Rocky Mountain Institute) join Sarah Ladislaw (CSIS) on Energy 360 to make sense of the energy and climate issues playing out in upcoming U.S. elections and understand what’s at stake in the election for the future of the U.S. energy agenda (Recorded on Sept. 29.)
Just Transitions: Local Lessons and Global Insights from South Africa
Just transitions have featured regularly in national-level conversations in South Africa around its energy transition plans and climate change policies and commitments. In this episode, hosted by Neha Sharma of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), we explore the opportunities and challenges that South Africa faces in moving its just transition forward, and lessons which countries and leaders can learn from the case of South Africa. Neha is joined by two experts from South Africa: Brenda Martin (University of Cape Town) and Mike Ward (Rhodes University and Creating Sustainable Value) to dive into the multiple dimensions necessary to crafting a just transition.
This week’s episode is part of the Just Transition Initiative (link below), a partnership of the CSIS Energy Program and the Climate Investment Funds.
Just Transitions: Assessing Gender Dimensions
This week, guests Adrienne Cruz with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and May Thazin Aung with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) join Sarah Ladislaw (CSIS) to discuss the gender dimensions of just transitions and offer recommendations for understanding and incorporating these dimensions into planning and implementation.
Getting to Reliable Electricity Access
Morgan Bazilian, executive director of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines, joins CSIS Energy Program Director Sarah Ladislaw to discuss energy access globally and some of the metrics used to measure access. Morgan and his colleagues recently released 'Measuring Reasonably Reliable Access to Electricity Services' (link below), which provides an in-depth view of the gaps in global electricity access and how quality of access matters as much as quantity.
Energy Transportation Infrastructure in the United States
This week we dive into the U.S. energy transportation infrastructure. Kevin Book with ClearView Energy Partners and a CSIS non-resident Senior Associate talks with Amy Shank, Director of Pipeline Integrity at Williams, and Shawn Bennett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Gas, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, about the National Petroleum Council study (link below). As participants in the study, they discuss its key recommendations, what has changed since its release, and the importance of building major studies like it.
Dynamic Delivery: America’s Evolving Oil and Natural Gas Transportation Infrastructure: https://dynamicdelivery.npc.org/
Race to the Top: China, Russia, U.S. Compete
This week, Sarah Ladislaw and Nikos Tsafos (CSIS Energy) talk with Heather Conley (SVP for Europe, Eurasia, & the Arctic, Director of the CSIS Europe Program) and Scott Kennedy (Senior Adviser & Trustee Chair in Chinese Business & Economics) about geopolitical competition with the United States, Russia, and China and the strategic role that energy plays in these relationships.
To learn more, read the recent CSIS analysis: