Category Archives: Energy Policy

Russia’s energy diplomacy in the Middle East

The ‘Energy Strategy of Russia for the Period up to 2030’, published in 2010, highlights promoting ‘the strengthening of foreign […] Read More

Chinese Doubts on Hinkley Point C. Is Plan B Coming?

In a speech given on the electricity market, entitled ‘The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market‘, in the House […] Read More

After Paris climate deal, major changes are still a long way off

The article was first published on 19 February 2016 Apart from the collapse of world oil prices, 2015’s most important […] Read More

Return of Cheap Energy?

The latest drop in the oil price is further evidence, if it was needed, that the world is awash with […] Read More

Mexico’s energy reforms and production outlook

In 1938, Mexico became one of the first countries in the world to nationalize its oil industry. Until 2013, it […] Read More

China at the center of global energy change

In its Statistical Review of World Energy 2016, BP presents 2015 as a year of sluggish energy demand and plentiful […] Read More

China and the Middle East – Is the Balance Shifting?

Onlookers might have been surprised a few weeks ago to see the Ambassadors of China and Turkmenistan standing side by […] Read More

China’s Economy: Retail to the Rescue? – 7 March 2016

In an interview given to the BBC World Service, Lord Howell, Chairman, Advisory Board, Crystol Energy, talks about the hopes […] Read More

The Future of Renewable Energy in the UAE

Dr Carole Nakhle, Director, Crystol Energy, comments on the future of renewable energy in the UAE, in an article written […] Read More

Nuclear Energy’s Future in the Middle East and North Africa

Several countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have announced plans to embrace nuclear power as part of […] Read More