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  • Natural Gas

    Powering Up the Energy Transition Much of the focus on the Energy Transition has been on how quickly renewables could take over, but reducing emissions from hard-to-abate sectors and places complicates the outlook. In this context, is natural gas a transition fuel, a soon-to-be stranded asset, or is it an energy source that could be...

    Environmental Economics
  • Technology at Work v6.0

    The Coming of the Post-Production Society Ever have that déjà vu feeling? Last year about this time, we published our report and discussed how COVID-19 restrictions were being lifted and the end of ‘work from home’ was on the horizon. Apparently, that was just a practice run. This time it’s the real deal. Around the...

    Technology & Innovation
  • Hard-to-Abate Sectors and Emissions

    The Toughest Nuts to Crack for a Net Zero Future The COVID-19 pandemic has been noteworthy for so many negative things, but there was one temporary bright spot — global carbon emissions declined. With the sudden halt in industrial production and transportation coming to a standstill, cities saw noticeable declines in air pollution and the...

    Environmental Economics
  • Future of Money

    Crypto, CBDCs and 21st Century Cash We live in a digital age. How we communicate, shop, entertain ourselves, take care of our health and order groceries, all look significantly different than how we would have done it just 20 years ago. Banking and finance is also changing. And so is money. We already have digital...

    Technology & Innovation
  • Systemic Risk

    Systemic Solutions for an Increasingly Interconnected World Risk is an ever-present fact of life. Yet as our world becomes more globalized and interconnected, we have inadvertently built systems which have not just the ability to transmit those risks across geographies and turn them from local into global phenomena, but which also have the ability to...

    Soundness & Security
  • Bitcoin

    At the Tipping Point The first Citi GPS venture into digital currency was back in 2014 when we featured it in an article in our second report. Although we discussed Bitcoin, we did so with the caveat that it was a branded digital currency and a freely available generic Bitcoin technology but there was the...

    Technology & Innovation

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