Energy is the lifeblood to both developed and emergent economies. At its best, energy has helped to accelerate growth and provide jobs. At its worst, it has been the underpinning of conflict and a disproportionate amount of despair. Depending on your socioeconomic status, energy can be either your friend or your foe.
While energy can be an economic stimulant we also have to be aware of its availability and how to consume it responsibly. It is characteristic of humans to ignore solutions from the past, to instead plow on, overcoming barriers rather than ignoring them. Because energy is so important, we at the COBRT wanted to illuminate what is going on in and around this sector.