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Africa’s Energy Trilemma

The world is facing an energy trilemma. Leaders in the public and private sectors are faced with the challenging puzzle of how to ensure a secure and reliable supply of energy while also keeping energy prices affordable and minimizing negative environmental externalities. This isn’t easy anywhere on Earth, but nowhere …

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Europe’s Energy Crisis may Last beyond Winter

Analysts agree that the severe economic impacts of the energy crisis are being felt in almost all economic sectors in Europe, and the problems are bound to remain until the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is resolved. The crisis in Ukraine has sent energy prices surging, which in turn pushed …

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Scramble for Gas Threatens Global Climate Goals

A study says that emissions from proposed and approved gas projects endanger the Paris Agreement goals as western countries seek to stave off the energy crisis. Hasty policy changes by major global economies to procure gas amid the global energy crisis pose a threat to the Paris Agreement, according to …

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ASEAN can Cover Two-Thirds of Energy Demand with Renewables

Southeast Asian countries can meet their growing energy demand with renewables and cut 75% of their energy-related CO2 emissions by 2050, half of the emissions compared to today. Released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) during the ASEAN Energy Ministerial, the 2nd edition of the Renewable Energy Outlook for …

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The Russian Gas Habit Europe can’t Quit: LNG

European leaders have boasted about cutting their reliance on Russian gas since Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. But that’s only part of the truth. While supplies of natural gas delivered by pipeline fell dramatically this year, liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports from Russia into the EU increased by 46 percent year-on-year …

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Has China already Won the Clean Energy Race?

More than a decade ago, back in 2010, Scientific American asked, “Is the U.S. Falling Behind in the Clean Energy Race?” In the twelve years following, that question has been answered: unequivocally, yes. While other countries around the world have been developing renewable energy technology as their best hope at …

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EU Agrees Roadmap to Contain Energy Prices

EU leaders on Oct. 21 reached agreement on a “roadmap” aimed at putting in place measures within weeks to shield European consumers from soaring energy prices. The accord came after 11 hours of wrangling over broad proposals to lower energy bills as gas prices pushed skywards by the war in …

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