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Climate action from oil-rich UAE

The United Arab Emirates is working to adapt its economy to renewable energy while still dependent on the oil market, said energy fellow Mark Finley in a recent interview. Hear how the UAE is responding to climate change at BBC Sounds (starts at the 19.11 mark). | Jan. 15, 2022, 4:52 p.m.

Russia to increase gas exports to China

"China has been in the [driver’s] seat from the beginning and really has dictated the terms of the relationship," said energy fellow Anna Mikulska of a pipeline linking Russian gas with China. "Russia doesn't like it but must go with it to survive.” Read more at DW. | Jan. 13, 2022, 2:40 p.m.

Why is Texas on its own electric grid?

Once, Texas wasn't the only state on its own electric grid. But after FDR's New Deal, it was the only state that could stay independent with reliable power — usually. Then came 2021's  Winter Storm Uri.  How did we get to this point? Julie Cohn explains in the Texas Standard. | Jan. 1, 2022, 2 p.m.