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Aug 10, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act reinforces nuclear energy’s role as a climate solution

By Stephen S. Greene

The IRA provides much-needed support to the US nuclear energy sector. Its provisions will allow the continued operation of existing reactors along with the development of next-generation projects.

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

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Aug 10, 2022

Does the Inflation Reduction Act take the right approach to shoring up clean energy supply chains?

By William Tobin, Daniel Helmeci, and Selin Kumbaraci

The IRA houses two distinct approaches to building up domestic and friendly clean energy supply chains. The approach based on incentives is likely to be more effective than the one based on penalties.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

EnergySource

Aug 9, 2022

The balance President Biden needed: How the IRA achieves a durable energy and climate policy

By David L. Goldwyn

The Biden administration and the Democratic Party stand to benefit greatly from the passage of the IRA. The bill's balanced approach to clean energy deployment and support for the US oil and gas sector makes it a political winner.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

EnergySource

Aug 9, 2022

These veterans are on the leading edge of the energy transition

By Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows, Cohort 3

A series of policy papers on topics related to national security and the energy transition, all written by the Atlantic Council's Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

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Aug 8, 2022

How to build on the Inflation Reduction Act and incentivize truly clean electricity

By Ameya Hadap

The production tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act will lift up every carbon-free source of electricity in the United States. But there is no guarantee these clean energy sources will actually displace carbon from the grid. More legislation is needed to build on the bill and close the gap between clean energy deployment and carbon mitigation.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

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Aug 8, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act places a big bet on alternative mineral supply chains

By Reed Blakemore, Paddy Ryan

The Inflation Reduction Act's consumer electric vehicle tax credit will create strong demand for alternative minerals, sourced and processed outside of existing supply chains. The ability for these alternative supplies to meaningfully diversify mineral value chains hinges on further investment and policymaking effort.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

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Jul 18, 2022

For Africa, economic growth and sustainability intersect

By William Tobin, Maia Sparkman

African countries stand to benefit greatly from the development of their gas resources. Doing so would increase emissions minimally in the immediate term while creating the market conditions and the infrastructure necessary for the expansive deployment of renewables.

Africa Energy & Environment

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Jul 11, 2022

Climate and energy at the US-Mexico bilateral summit

By David L. Goldwyn, Neil Robert Brown, Andrea Clabough

Energy and climate issues will feature heavily when Mexico's president visits the White House this week. President Biden faces the tough task of fostering greater cooperation while asserting US demands for treaty compliance and a free and fair energy market.

Americas Energy & Environment

EnergySource

Jul 7, 2022

Remembering OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo

The Atlantic Council offers its thoughts and condolences to H.E. Barkindo’s family and friends, as well as to his many colleagues across the energy landscape.

EnergySource

Jun 30, 2022

The war in Ukraine and gas in the Western Balkans

By Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Russia has made inroads in the Western Balkans with its promises of plentiful gas supply. The EU and NATO must grasp the region's strategic value and work to promote efforts to diversify gas imports from alternative suppliers and build an expansive network of gas infrastructure.

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia