Model and manage the changing geopolitics of energy

Transitioning to a low-carbon world will create new rivalries, winners and losers, argue Andreas Goldthau, Kirsten Westphal and colleagues.
Morgan Bazilian is director of the Payne Institute and a professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA.

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Michael Bradshaw is professor of global energy at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

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Andreas Goldthau is professor of international relations at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, and research group leader at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany.

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Kirsten Westphal is senior associate in the Global Issues Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin, Germany. She leads the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation project funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

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Nature 569, 29-31 (2019)

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-01312-5


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Morgan Bazilian and Kirsten Westphal have served as members of the Expert Panel advising the IRENA Global Commission.

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