In this eye-opening episode of STRAT: Strategic Risk Assessment Talk, the hosts delve into pressing issues at the intersection of energy, environment, and global development. They kick off by examining Russia's stranglehold on atomic fuels, raising questions about its impact on the journey towards carbon neutrality. The discussion then takes a deep dive into the viability of solar and wind energy as primary solutions, dissecting the challenges that accompany their adoption. We thoughtfully explore the trade-offs between developing and developed nations, pondering whether developing countries can break free from the carbon-intensive path paved by their predecessors. The complex dynamics of solar and wind energy come into focus as the hosts unravel the reasons behind the 16 percent drop in installations during 2022 and the enduring cost fluctuations. Furthermore, the vulnerability of underwater power and the strain placed on outdated infrastructure by the surging number of energy projects awaiting grid connections are scrutinized, shedding light on the setbacks faced by the industry. With over 8,100 energy projects queued for grid integration by the close of 2021, the challenges of interconnection become apparent. Join Hal Kempfer and Mark Mansfield as they navigate through these intricate matters, providing unparalleled insights into the multifaceted landscape of strategic energy risk assessment on the Mutual Broadcasting System.