New Energy Geopolitics

EIRP U.S.-Korea Energy Series – Working Paper No. 4

Contributing the fourth paper in EIRP’s US-Korea Energy Series, Hanyang University’s Younkyoo Kim provides a South Korean perspective on US-China competition surrounding EV battery supply chains as well as US-South Korea cooperation in addressing it. He gives special attention to South Korea’s dependence on China as a challenge for policymakers.

EIRP U.S.-Korea Energy Series – Working Paper No. 3

In the third paper in EIRP’s US-Korea Energy Series, David Gattie and Chase Duncan of the University of Georgia’s Center for International Trade and Security address China’s dominance of electric vehicle battery supply chains and how further US-Korea cooperation could support American policy goals.

Video: Restoring America’s Nuclear Energy Leadership and Exports

On April 2, 2024, EIRP and the Center for the National Interest co-sponsored a panel discussion of EIRP’s new report, Restoring America’s Nuclear Energy Leadership and Exports. Speakers included Assistant Secretary of Energy Kathryn Huff, former Centrus Energy CEO Daniel Poneman, and leading experts on U.S. nuclear energy and nonproliferation policy.

Restoring America’s Nuclear Energy Leadership and Exports

In this EIRP policy report, EIRP Senior Advisor Paul Saunders argues that today’s U.S. nuclear energy policies–accumulated over decades, from the beginning of the nuclear age–have not kept up with realities. To restore U.S. nuclear energy leadership and exports, the United States should modernize its approach to civil nuclear cooperation to account for changing geopolitics, technology, markets, and priorities. The report calls for new policies to innovate, accelerate, facilitate, and cooperate.

EIRP Russia Energy Series – Russia’s Coal Sector

In the sixth installment of EIRP’s working paper series on Russia’s global energy role, Irina Mironova examines the least prominent of Russia’s fossil fuel industries, but one that forms the backbone of Russia’s railway system and whose workers have had outsized political impact in the past. While Russia has been largely able to redirect its coal exports following its invasion of Ukraine, the sector faces important challenges ahead.

EIRP Russia Energy Series – Energy Exports to China and India

In the seventh and final paper in EIRP’s Russia Energy Series, independent energy analyst Timur Kulakhmetov assesses Russia’s oil and natural gas exports to China and India as well as prospects for the future. In each case, he links future export growth to Russia’s efforts to develop Arctic energy production and Russia’s Northern Sea Route.

Hart Pens Op-ed on U.S. Solar PV Manufacturing for Utility Dive

Writing for Utility Dive, David Hart, professor of public policy at George Mason University and author of “Diversify, Domesticate, and Disrupt: Strengthening America’s Nascent Effort to Build a Resilient and Robust Solar PV Supply Chain,” discusses how the U.S. can improve upon the Inflation Reduction Act to create a stronger solar PV manufacturing policy. The paper is the first in EIRP’s U.S.-Korea Energy Series.

Panel Discussion of Solar PV Manufacturing in the United States and South Korea

On November 2, 2023, EIRP hosted an online seminar presenting two new reports in EIRP’s U.S.-Korea Energy Series. EIRP President Paul Saunders moderated this discussion of U.S. and Korean solar PV manufacturing and the challenges and opportunities facing the two countries as they seek to buttress their respective industries.

EIRP U.S.-Korea Energy Series – Working Paper No. 1 (U.S. Solar)

In this working paper in EIRP’s U.S.-Korea Energy Series, David Hart, a professor of public policy at George Mason University and nonresident fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, sets out a strategy for developing America’s solar photovoltaic (PV) supply chains in partnership with U.S. allies including South Korea.