Center for Strategic Communication

What’s Wrong with Venezuela

Venezuela is going through very tough times. According to the World Bank, Venezuela’s economy will contract 10% this year, the most of any in the world. In order to keep the country afloat, the central bank of Venezuela has already burned through $25 billion in cash...

Israel’s Energy Choice

A few weeks ago Genie Energy, an American energy company, announced that it had found significant quantities of oil and gas in Israel’s disputed Golan Heights territory. Since then, many have speculated that these new-found reserves may be large enough to eventually...

El Niño and the Case for Microgrids

This is a post from Andrew Landrum, a current Juris Doctor candidate in University of Richmond School of Law. He presents the case of Microgrids in El Niño, which could be able to generate and store electricity for use independent of the traditional national grid in...

Investments in Clean Energy Make Us Safer

This December, countries from around the world will meet in Paris to develop an international climate agreement that will attempt to cap warming at 2˚C – the threshold scientists have warned us not to cross. The United States should lead the way in climate research,...

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...