Energy News

Mexican Oil and Gas: Christmas Arrives Early

Dec 16, 2013
The Mexico Institute has partnered with Forbes.com, and will post directly to the Forbes website as a trusted contributor. In this piece, Director Duncan Wood predicts that 2014 will bring changes to the energy industry in the form of a radically different oil and gas sector in Mexico, one that is ripe with opportunity.

Wilson Center Fellow Anne-Marie Brady Cited for Her China Antarctica Research

Nov 15, 2013
The Guardian and the Economist cite Dr. Brady’s work on Chinese ambitions in the polar regions.

Latin American Program in the News: Reforma hacendaria es una oportunidad perdida por autoridades, señala analista

Oct 31, 2013
Director Cynthia Arnson is interviewed by Terra.mx regarding her views on the missed opportunities for big taxation changes in Mexico after the new administration took office. She discusses the lack of political will for important changes and discusses the more modest reforms that occured instead. This article is in Spanish.

The Carbon Tax: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Sep 25, 2013
Canada Institute Contributor Omer Aziz discusses the future of Canadian and American energy and what that means for both countries efforts to curb carbon pollution.

China’s Environmental Crisis Through the Lens: Interview With Photojournalist Sean Gallagher

Sep 24, 2013
Interview that examines the issues written in Sean Gallaghers "Meltdown: China’s Environmental Crisis", is a visually rich travelogue that brings the reader on Gallagher’s travels to some of China’s most remote areas through photos, videos, maps, interviews, and handwritten notations. His book depicts a changing landscape in China due to environmental degradation and increasing demand for energy.

China WET featured on China Water Risk

Sep 23, 2013
China Water Risk gives three key highlights from the August 5 China WET roundtable in Beijing.

China Tests New Strategy to Curb Coal Demand, Reduce Air Pollution, and Conserve Water

Sep 23, 2013
CEF's partner, Circle of Blue, describes its work with a Chinese governmental agency to design a strategy of "Co-control."

CEF Director Jennifer Turner interviewed by VOA on China's new Air Pollution Action Plan

Sep 13, 2013
Dr. Turner mentioned the importance and challenges of the new action plan.

Global Europe Research Grant Competition

Sep 06, 2013
The Wilson Center's Global Europe program is offering research scholarships available to American citizens in the early stages of their academic careers (generally before tenure but after Ph.D.) or to scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. The research grant supports work on policy relevant projects on East Europe. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. The deadline for the next grant cycle is: December 1, 2013.
Duncan Wood

Energy Reform in Mexico

Sep 05, 2013
Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto has proposed changing the constitution to allow private investment in Mexico’s oil industry. Is Mexico ready for such an historic move and what might the proposed reforms accomplish? To gain perspective on these and other questions, we spoke with Mexico Institute Director, Duncan Wood.

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