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The Jerusalem Post: Energy is changing Israel’s foreign policy – opinion | By Ariel Ben Solomon

The Abraham Accords between Israel and several Arab states, including the oil-rich countries, further illustrate Israel’s energy centric-foreign policy. For centuries, energy concerns have influenced defense, economics, and the environment. Starting with the British Empire’s decision to found coaling stations to support the imperial navy to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, energy has impacted security decisions …

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The Hill: Our changing energy landscape will stretch beyond Europe | By John C. Hulsman

In the early 2000s, the European Union commissioned a war game from my political risk firm to look at whether its then-current distribution of energy imports made strategic sense. The “Big Three” for European natural gas production were then Russia, Algeria and Norway, in decreasing order of political risk. Unsurprisingly, the outcome of the game …

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China’s Wind Power Push Threatens US Strategic Interests | By Ariel Cohen

The war in Ukraine has jolted energy markets— driving oil and gas prices to their highest levels in over a decade and leaving governments scrambling to secure energy supplies. In the months since Russia’s invasion, policymakers have faced a hard truth: energy policy is security policy, and it has been neglected for far too long. …

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Un nuevo mundo de conflictos | By Vladislav Inozemtsev

One of Mirtchev’s main insights is that the alternative energy megatrend is a socially-constructed phenomenon with significant geopolitical implications. Namely, energy is a geopolitical lever. Russia arrived at the conclusion that it must take advantage of its “energy superiority” before it is lost. Russia can easily be ruined as a great power and marginalized as …

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Forbes: Why Russia’s Natural Gas Leverage Won’t Last Much Longer | By Kenneth Rapoza

Last week, as anyone following Russia and the war in Ukraine should have seen coming, the Russian government stopped shipments of natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria over payment issues. Following a Putin directive, Russia’s Gazprom – majority-owned by the state – said it would only accept payment in rubles. Italian oil firm Eni is …

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Defense News: The Green Energy Arms Race is Underway | By Paddy Ryan

Energy is woven into the fabric of modern geopolitics. The oligopolistic stranglehold OPEC nations enjoyed over global energy supply was made clear in the 1970s when embargoes almost brought the West to its knees. Today, the United States and its allies continue to indulge Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other OPEC members despite divergences on human …

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The Alternative Energy Megatrend & the Quest for the Philosopher’s Stone

When explaining the plot of The Prologue to friends and colleagues, a common theme emerged. The alternative energy megatrend is essentially a quest that holds the capacity to break the boundaries of economic laws, open new paths to prosperity, and transcend social strictures. History offers a welcome example of an equally sweeping quest — the …

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Purpose and Profit: Driving The Energy Megatrend | By Daniel A. Witt

A megatrend is an innovation that restructures society on a fundamental level. The printing press set 15th century Europe aflame, redefining continental power structures and control over the flow of information. Millenia before, the use of fire and the invention of the wheel changed the way humans lived. Somewhat more recently, the Internet did the …

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Texas Solar: Riding the Alternative Energy Megatrend | By Joe Webster

Texas could surpass California and become the nation’s dominant solar energy producer by 2030.Achieving this goal will take hard work, smart policies, and better grid connectivity. We must ensure that Texas energy continues to lead the nation and the world: it’s time for Texas to ride the alternative energy megatrend. Alexander Mirtchev writes perceptively of …

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