Despite a landmark agreement on climate in December 2015, reducing the share of coal in the world energy mix will remain extremely difficult. This paper analyses five large consumers choices in terms of coal and clean coal technologies.
Geopolitics of fossil fuels
This area deals with global geopolitical trends of the oil, gas and coal sectors, with a focus on short and longer term trends in demand and supply.
Shadows on Israeli Gas Success Story: a Political and Geopolitical Risk Analysis Notes de l'Ifri, December 2015
In Israel, both the regional geopolitical context and domestic politics play an important role in the development of the offshore gas fields.
The EU gas policy has to deal with a new landscape on the supply and demand sides. This study examines five major recent evolutions of the EU gas market: the relations with Russia, LNG coming back to Europe, the decrease of Groningen production, the contrasted evolutions of shale gas and the...
Water and Energy in the GCC: Securing Scarce Water in Oil-Rich Countries Notes de l'Ifri, September 2015
Water scarcity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states has traditionally been addressed by finding new ways of producing water. The high costs of desalinated water production are borne by the State through subsidies. As this trend is not environmentally or economically sustainable, new...
Editor: Deborah Sherwood, published by Cligendael International Energy Program (CIEP) and Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri)
Local Content Strategies in the Oil and Gas Sector: How to Maximise Benefits to Host Communities Presented at the World Gas Conference 2015 - Theme Paper
Editor: Deborah Sherwood, published by Institut francais des relations internationales (Ifri)
Is Natural Gas Green Enough for the Environment and Energy Policies? Presented at the World Gas Conference 2015 - Theme Paper
Editor: Deborah Sherwood, published by Clingendael International Energy Program (CIEP) and Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri)
International Law and the Use of Maritime Hydrocarbon Resources Presented at the World Gas Conference 2015 - Theme Paper
Editor: Deborah Sherwood, published by Clingendael International Energy Program (CIEP)
As calls for ambitious climate action intensify, questions arise concerning the resilience of the fossil fuel industry in a world ever more inclined to favour climate protection. This article will attempt to assess the extent of present risks and show how the strength of...