Never waste a good crisis – especially when it comes to green energy

by Rashmee

Posted on May 30, 2020 / The Focus


On 26 May, French president Emmanuel Macron launched an €8 billion plan to rescue the French car industry, even as he sought to turn his country into Europe’s biggest producer of electric and hybrid vehicles. It was a bold move to both invest in growth and intensify the fight against climate change via green energy. … Continue reading “Never waste a good crisis – especially when it comes to green energy”

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The US is energy independent but only up to a point

by Rashmee

Posted on January 10, 2020


On Wednesday (Jan.8) Donald Trump declared that the US was “energy independent” and that “we do not need Middle East oil”. That’s true – up to a point. Four months ago, the US became a net oil exporter for the first time since records began in 1973. This is because of America’s shale oilfields, which … Continue reading “The US is energy independent but only up to a point”

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Will Iranian oil shutdown hurt India?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 27, 2019 / First Post


What happens after May 1, when the US waiver for India and other major importers of Iranian oil runs out? No drama, or at least no discernible drama. Iran is one of India’s main oil suppliers but New Delhi is affecting insouciance in its first response to American threats against those who continue to do … Continue reading “Will Iranian oil shutdown hurt India?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK