Ben Cahill on Navigating the Future of Energy: Conflict, Climate, and the Geopolitical Consequences
PODS by PEIMay 09, 2023x

Ben Cahill on Navigating the Future of Energy: Conflict, Climate, and the Geopolitical Consequences


The global energy landscape is changing due to factors such as the Russia-Ukraine War, the rise of renewable technology, and the impending climate crisis. Oil and gas have historically been the primary sources of energy, but the impending climate crisis has highlighted the need for humanity to shed its reliance on fossil-intensive fuels. Furthermore, the Russia-Ukraine conflict has shown the need for diversification of energy sources and supply routes. There's also a greater focus on renewable energy sources to address environmental issues. While oil and gas remain important, the transition to greener energy sources will have significant implications for the industry and the global energy market.

It is within this backdrop we find PEI colleague Saurab Lama in conversation with Ben Cahill to discuss the global energy landscape within the context of the Russia-Ukraine War and the impending climate crisis. They further discuss the future of the global energy sector, in the aftermath of the ongoing conflict, conversations around climate change, and turbulent geopolitics.

Ben is a senior fellow in the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He also leads a research initiative on methane emissions and analyzes how national oil companies respond to the energy transition. He has an MA in International Affairs and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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