Energy Diplomacy Initiative

  • Koranyi Quoted in Cyprus Mail on US Energy Policies Under President Trump


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  • Regional Energy Integration: The Growing Role of LNG in Latin America

    On Thursday, October 5, 2017 the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center jointly hosted Mr. Gonzalo Aguirre, Mr. José María Castro, Mr. Giovani Machado, and Ms. Sue Saarnio for a discussion about the changing energy markets in Latin America and the role of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the regional energy mix. The discussion was moderated by the chairman of the Global Energy Center’s Advisory Group and Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s nonresident senior fellow, Mr. David Goldwyn.

    The event opened with remarks from Mr. Goldwyn, who provided context on economic and energy developments of the last decade throughout Latin America, from increasing hydropower and renewable energy production to fiscal crises that have impacted cross-border trade. Following this introduction, Mr. Aguirre, Director of National Transport and Measurement of Hydrocarbons in the Argentinian Ministry of Energy and Mining, discussed regulatory frameworks for...

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  • Energy Security in Central & Eastern Europe: New Challenges and Opportunities Conference

    On June 7th, the Energy Diplomacy Initiative within the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center held a half-day conference on Energy Security in Central & Eastern Europe: New Challenges and Opportunities, which brought together government officials, business leaders, and experts to discuss the implications of the changing global LNG market, progression of the European Energy Union concept, and the priorities of the new US administration for Central and Eastern European energy security.


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  • China Taking Clean Energy Leadership from the United States

    With commitments to clean energy and combatting climate change wavering under the new US administration, leadership in renewable energy is quietly shifting away from the United States across the Pacific, where China is rapidly building its dominance.

    US President Donald Trump has been clear about his support for fossil fuels. Though his stance on renewable energy remains ambiguous, his comments about withdrawing from international climate agreements and his championing of the coal and oil industries suggest that the Trump administration may not be especially supportive of domestic wind and solar industries. While Trump may find the domestic advance of renewables hard to stop, the United States risks ceding its international leadership role in clean energy to China....

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  • Report Launch: A Natural Gas Diplomacy Strategy for the New US Administration

    On Thursday, January 26, 2017 the Global Energy Center’s Energy Diplomacy Initiative hosted a report launch on A Natural Gas Diplomacy Strategy for the New US Administration for public and private interests. A new presidential administration under Donald J. Trump, newly elected Congress, and definite transformation in the US gas sector has brought forth a reassessment of the role of natural gas, energy policies, and impacts on international diplomacy. Agnia Grigas, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and author of the report, Suedeen G. Kelly, Partner and Chair, Energy Regulation, Markets, and Enforcement Practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LPP and former Commissioner with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Tim Boersma, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy discussed their respective outlooks and explored recommendations for the new US...
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