Energy Security


Podcast: What’s the Kremlin's Strategy on the European Energy Crunch?

Is the German regulator’s suspension of the certification process for Nord Stream 2 technical, or political? Why isn’t Gazprom cashing in while prices are so high, by sending additional gas to Europe? How does the Russian gas giant plan to deal with the global green energy transition?

Can COP26 Clear the Air Between Russia and the West?

Russia, it appears, wants to advance its own ecological agenda, but is not prepared to accept anyone else’s objectives.

After COP26: Russia’s Path to the Global Green Future

Russia is certainly now taking climate-related issues seriously, but even though a latecomer in embracing the climate change agenda, it will not simply accept the West’s or the EU’s lead. Rather, it will act in accordance with its national interests.

A Greener Russia? Moscow’s Agenda at the COP26 Climate Summit

Russia managed to formulate three climate principles ahead of COP26 that its delegation is promoting in Glasgow and, most likely, will continue to long after the summit ends.

Moldova’s Gas Crisis and Its Lessons for Europe

The Moldovan crisis has demonstrated that Gazprom’s price will not be higher than the price set by the European hubs, which makes Gazprom a supplier like any other, and may be lower, which could make Gazprom a preferred supplier in countries with weaker economies.

How Long Will the Russia–Moldova Gas Truce Last?

The gas crisis could be a moment of truth for Moldova, which has an opportunity to take energy security more seriously, root out sectoral corruption, implement energy efficiency projects, build capacity to operate on the European gas market, and enhance cooperation with Ukraine. Achieving all this would not exclude Russia, but it would make energy a market issue, rather than a geopolitical one.

Can Russia Really Solve Europe’s Gas Woes on Its Own?

How much additional gas is required to stabilize the European market, and are Russia and other key suppliers able to provide it?

How the Arms Control Approach Could Help Russia Tackle Climate Change

The right approach would probably be to create a special interagency coordinator under a senior official reporting directly to the head of state. It is vitally important that whoever heads the office is well respected by international partners: a worthy counterpart to the likes of John Kerry of the United States.

What Does China’s Energy Crisis Mean for Russia?

China’s energy infrastructure is simply not yet ready for Beijing’s concerted efforts to curb emissions, which opens up new opportunities for Russian hydrocarbon exporters.

European Gas Crisis: Russia to the Rescue?

The prompt stabilization of the European gas market is not only in the interests of collapsing European companies, but of Gazprom, too.
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