China: Energy & Climate

In this podcast, Energy 360° looks at China’s climate plans and ambitions. Taiya Smith, Director of the China Program at the Climate Leadership Council and Ethan Zindler, head of Americas at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, join Sarah Ladislaw (CSIS) to…

Update on India’s States: June 21, 2018

The center has increased the renewable purchase obligation target for large power consumers from 17 percent to 21 percent by 2022; The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank approves $1.9 billion loan for infrastructure projects in India; 20 states signed an MOU…

U.S. Forces in Korea

By Kathleen H. Hicks — President Trump appears to have restrained his impulse to withdraw U.S. forces from South Korea at this week’s Summit. That was wise. As negotiations proceed, a unilateral drawdown of American military personnel should continue to…

Update on India’s States: June 14, 2018

Eight states and four Union Territories signed MOUs with the Union Health Ministry to implement the National Health Protection Mission; Gujarat electricity regulatory commission has enhanced the RPO from the 10 to 17 percent for five years; Uttar Pradesh government…

Assessment of the Singapore Summit

By Victor Cha and Sue Mi Terry — On June 12, U.S. president Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a bilateral summit in Singapore. Prior to the meeting, U.S. and North Korean officials engaged in weeks…

Beyond the Whiplash of the ZTE Deal

By Samm Sacks & Maria Krol Sinclair — After weeks of uncertainty, on June 7, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross finally confirmed a deal allowing the Chinese telecom company, ZTE, to resume business with U.S. companies, preventing ZTE’s collapse. ZTE will…

Demystifying U.S.-China Energy Trade

By Jane Nakano & Andrew Stanley — A group of senior members of the Trump administration, led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, met with Chinese counterparts recently to discuss ways to defuse the current tension over the bilateral trade imbalance.…

Update on India’s States: June 6, 2018

Central government agencies agree to provide $208.8 million for Polavaram Irrigation Project in Andhra Pradesh; Gujarat invites tenders for procuring 1,000 MW power on a short-term basis; World Bank to provide $21.7 million loan for strengthening the public financial management…

China’s Inconspicuous Mediation Diplomacy

By Shahed Ghoreishi  — China has most of the pieces of a major global power. Its economy, set to be the world’s largest by 2030, passes the test. Its diplomats remain active in the United Nations Security Council and in…

Update on India’s States: May 31, 2018

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has started a renewable power purchase compliance group; World Bank Board approved a $500 million rural roads program; Maharashtra, Manipur, and five union territories rolled out intra-state e-way bill system for movement of…