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Q&As: Energy & Environment

February 2018

The Outlook for Asia's LNG Markets

Policy Q&A

Leslie Palti-Guzman (Rapidan Energy Group) analyzes the prospects for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia and discusses challenges to constructing the infrastructure needed to support growing demand throughout the region.

October 2017

The Role for Hydropower in the Greater Mekong Subregion’s Power Sector

Policy Q&A

Brian Eyler and Courtney Weatherby of the Stimson Center explain the complexities of the region's power sector as countries with growing economies are turning to the Mekong River to power their growing ecohnomies and expand energy access.

July 2017

Harnessing the Wind in China

Policy Q&A

NBR spoke with Joanna Lewis (Georgetown University) to understand the complexities of China’s wind energy industry and the challenges facing the diversification of energy production.

June 2016

Trade in Clean Energy: Bridging the Governance Gap


Christopher Dent and Clare Richardson-Barlow (University of Leeds) discuss the need for comprehensive governance of trade in clean energy and highlight the potential of cooperation between WTO and the UNFCCC to better utilize clean energy trade to achieve climate goals.

May 2016

Indonesia's Gas Challenge: Can the Former LNG Champion Regain Its Leadership?


Donald Hertzmark (DMP Resources) discusses the opportunities for Indonesia to improve its production of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

May 2016

Japan's Energy Security in the Age of Low Oil Prices


Shoichi Itoh (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan) evaluates how a prolonged period of lower oil prices have impacted Japan’s energy security strategies.

May 2016

Prices and Politics Dim Canada's Hopes for Diversifying Its Energy Export Markets


Eva Busza and Heather Kincaide (Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada) discuss how current market conditions are impacting Canada’s efforts to diversify its energy exports away from the United States and toward the Asia-Pacific.

May 2016

Five Years since Fukushima

Policy Q&A

Kei Shimogori (Institute of Energy Economics Japan) evaluates the changes happening in Japan’s nuclear energy and power sector as a result of the nuclear accident triggered by the massive earthquake on March 11, 2011.

April 2016

Air Pollution in Indonesia


Satya Widya Yudha (House of Representatives, Indonesia) discusses the causes and severe costs of air pollution in Indonesia and outlines policy prescriptions for improving emissions outlooks and combatting climate change.

March 2016

Rising to the Challenge of Energy Security


Tom Cutler (Cutler International, LLC) and Clara Gillispie (NBR) consider how the United States, China, and India are individually responding to energy security challenges, and where collective action could better advance all three countries' shared interests.

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