El Niño and the Case for Microgrids

Winter is coming to the United States’ national electric grid. El Niño – an ocean temperature event that affects global weather – is on its way and is expected to be one of the strongest events in recent history. Already, we have seen El Nino’s warmer ocean currents create severe weather conditions, causing blackouts throughout the Asian and Pacific regional energy grids.

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Investments in Clean Energy Make Us Safer

The United States should lead the way in climate research, technology, and adaptation. However, the nation has acted slowly relative to others, which prolongs environmental degradation and threatens our security.

To reverse this trend, legislators must (1) realize the threats climate change poses to our security; (2) invest in climate-related R&D that paves the way for cleaner energy, and (3) expand and improve the usage of already-existing clean energy technologies.

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Wilson Center Global Energy Forum Overview

The Wilson Center Global Energy Forum provided updated analyses regarding geopolitical situations and their effects on energy production. The keynote speaker, Adam Sieminski of the U.S. EIA, discussed the short-term implication in the growth of demand: a rebalancing between demand and the excess supply caused by OPEC.

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ASP in Colorado: Climate Change and Security in the Heartland

In September, 2015, ASP visited Colorado to examine and discuss the threats of climate change to national security for a state at the front line of climate.

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Iceland, like all Arctic nations, is Drilling for Oil

Every country with Arctic waters is now actively exploring for oil in their offshore waters. The U.S. should offer technical assistance and insist on high standards, but should not cease exploration in its own waters.

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The Arctic at the Center of World Affairs

President Obama’s visit to Alaska for the GLACIER conference is an important reminder about America’s Arctic, and about the importance of climate change. ASP’s work on the Arctic has focused on three overlapping themes: energy, climate change, and national security.

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Iranian Human Rights Defenders Coming Out Massively in Support of the Iran Deal

Dr. Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, shows the Iran nuclear deal continues to gain more international support from groups.

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Understanding the Iran Nuclear Deal | August 4, 2015 ASP event

“Therefore it is a good deal for the world, a good deal for America, a good deal for our allies and our friends, and we believe it richly deserves your support.” – Secretary Kerry In ASP’s Understanding the Iran Nuclear Deal event, ASP board member Adm. William J. Fallon, USN (Ret.), award winning author Dr. […]

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