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Invenergy CEO Michael Polsky on the Global Energy Transition


Michael Polsky joins the Council to discuss the global energy landscape and the importance of security, reliability, and affordability.

Michael Polsky speaking onstage at the Council Conference Center.

Exploring Public Views on China, Energy, and More


Council experts Karl Friedhoff and Craig Kafura discuss China and energy security ahead of the Global Energy Transition public program.

A solar panel installation in Ruicheng County in central China's Shanxi Province on Nov. 28, 2019
AP Photos

Commentary & Analysis

Will O'Hare's revamp boost Chicago's global profile?

ChicagoGlobal by Jack Benjamin

O'Hare International Airport is starting a renovation to build a world-class "Global Terminal." Can it help the city compete with international air travel hubs?

An exterior view of O'Hare airport with airplanes lined up along the runway
David Syphers
Global Cities

The United States Pursues Its Lithium Independence

Running Numbers by Karl Friedhoff

The hunt for the key battery component is only the beginning of the story.

Construction continues at the Thacker Pass lithium mine near Orovada, Nevada
Rick Bowmer / AP
Global Economy


Americans See Energy Supply Disruption as Biggest Threat to US Security

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

The public also remains concerned about the potential for a global economic downtown, Council polling shows.

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline
Tech and Science

Bikes and Scooters on the Road to Net Zero? Yes, with Some 'Ifs'

Working Paper by Coauthors

Micromobility can play a major role in transportation decarbonization, but its potential varies depending on the conditions in which it's employed.

A group of people on bikes wait at a crosswalk
Olivier DJIANN
Global Cities