The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellowship is a one-year, unpaid, nonresident fellowship program for early to mid-career rising women leaders in the energy and climate fields.
The program provides professional development for young women by cultivating their leadership potential, facilitating mentoring sessions with senior women leaders in the energy sector, and providing opportunities for public speaking and writing. The program is open to women under the age of 35 with at least three to five years of experience in the energy and climate fields.
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commentary & analysis
Working with a wide-ranging community of experts and stakeholders, the Women Leaders in Energy fellows provide timely commentary and analysis on the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.
Press ReleaseJul 11, 2023
Atlantic Council announces fifth cohort of the Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellowship
Fellows with diverse energy and climate sector experience will gain unparalleled professional development and networking opportunities WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 11, 2023 — The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center announced today the selection of its fifth class of fellows for its Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellowship. The fellowship is a one-year, nonresident program […]
EnergySourceMar 31, 2023
Green investment takes the lead: Japan’s revamped approach in Africa
By Emi Yasukawa
Japan’s approach to Africa is becoming more investment-based, instead of relying just on aid. Japanese companies and banks have recalibrated their strategies and are looking to advance continent-wide development.
EnergySourceMar 6, 2023
Beauty and the beast: Implications of the US-China tech war on climate and energy
By Jennifer Lee
US-China tech tensions could have ripple effects on decarbonization efforts. Tech competition could provide benefits, but if left unmitigated, it could also hinder both countries’ energy transitions.
EnergySourceFeb 21, 2023
The power of renewables: Productive use appliances as climate change solutions in sub-Saharan Africa
By Sharmila Bellur
Productive use appliances can mitigate emissions while encouraging climate adaptation and resilience in sub-Saharan Africa. They can push households up the energy ladder and stimulate economic development, if managed correctly.
EnergySourceAug 16, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act gives carbon removal a big boost
By Calli Obern
The IRA sets the US carbon removal industry up for sustained, broad-based success. But its provisions must be accompanied by community efforts and more targeted policy.
Press ReleaseJul 8, 2021
Atlantic Council announces third cohort of the Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship
The Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship welcomes its largest and most geographically diverse cohort of young women professionals across various disciplines in the energy sector.
EnergySourceApr 23, 2021
Long-term US-China liquefied natural gas trade will bring strategic benefits to both countries
By Serena Su
Despite a wide range of challenges within the US-China relationship, liquified natural gas (LNG) trade is one of the few areas that brings strategic benefits to both countries. US LNG is well positioned to provide China with a clean, affordable, and reliable energy source. In turn, multi-decade investment in new LNG infrastructure will bring well-paying jobs across the United States and support much needed post-pandemic economic recovery.
EnergySourceApr 13, 2021
Carbon capture in Germany: Long-overdue momentum is building
By Lee Beck
As a world leader in innovation, Germany is well positioned to commercialize carbon removal technologies, and over the past six months, momentum and support for CCUS in the country has begun to build.
EnergySourceApr 1, 2021
Increasing ESG practices can help Asia reach goals of carbon neutrality
By Songyee Jung
Although sustainable investment is growing rapidly, ESG investing in Asia is still at a nascent stage. To increase development, Asian governments should allow regulators to impose mandatory ESG reporting requirements, which evidence indicates is the most effective way to scale sustainable finance investment.
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EnergySourceFeb 5, 2021
Charting a path towards net-zero: The importance of US leadership in carbon dioxide removal
By Anne Canavati
Under the Biden-Harris administration, the United States can and must reemerge as a global leader on climate action. Accelerating research, development, demonstration, and deployment of a range of carbon dioxide removal applications is a critical step to achieving US and global climate targets.
EnergySourceSep 15, 2020
Scaling CCUS: Catalyzing policy and financial innovation
By Emily Burlinghaus, Reed Blakemore, Lee Beck
Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is critical to decarbonizing heavy industry and meeting global climate goals. But significant roadblocks to financing have prevented the ability of industry to scale up CCUS projects. New financing tools and a coordinated approach by policy makers, industry representatives, and financial institutions can help CCUS drive the energy transition.
EnergySourceSep 2, 2020
California’s blackouts and renewable energy: Culprit or imperative?
By Leslie Hayward
In mid-August, California made headlines when several days of rolling blackouts coincided with a massive heatwave, with up to three million residents facing up to four hours of power outages. For Californians, this crisis must prompt an examination of both the grid management practices that contributed to these blackouts, and the optimal way to store or supplement wind and solar power. And while many were quick to blame the blackouts on the states's growing reliance on renewables, the underlying causes for the crisis can only be mitigated with more clean energy.
EnergySourceAug 21, 2020
An effective ESG strategy strengthens the competitiveness of US liquefied natural gas
By Serena Su
As companies face increased pressure to pursue sustainable investing, business leaders around the world are taking action to address their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities.
EnergySourceJul 8, 2020
Distributed solar and batteries will power a more inclusive economic recovery in developing countries
By Sandra Chavez
A reliable supply of electricity is crucial for responding to the COVID-19 health crisis and boosting economic activity. Governments in many developing countries already struggle to provide their citizens with enough high-quality electricity to satisfy demand. The additional constraints the COVID-19 crisis places upon utilities, and national economies in general, can make the delivery of reliable electricity even harder. However, distributed solar energy and battery storage can provide reliable, affordable, and pollution-free power globally, while also creating jobs that incorporate local talent—especially from groups underrepresented in the labor market such as women and low-income workers.
EnergySourceJun 17, 2020
Innovation can break the gridlock on nuclear waste
By Michelle Brechtelsbauer
Innovation has always been a key tenet of the nuclear power industry. With scientific consensus building that nuclear power must play a significant role in mitigating climate change, there has been renewed focus on fuel design and fuel cycle research to support the next generation of nuclear technology. This attention also creates an opportunity to reinvigorate innovation on back-end technologies that may prove to be the key to circumventing the longtime political impasse on nuclear waste.
In the NewsFeb 24, 2020
Beck in The Hill: New trends bolster chance of successful deployment of carbon capture and storage
The United States leads the global deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. A progressive policy framework and sustained government support have launched the roll-out of the next generation of CCS facilities. With impacts of climate change becoming ever more devastating, and the need to eliminate emissions as soon as possible, these are welcome developments. However, […]
EnergySourceFeb 4, 2020
CCS in Norway: Propelling global innovation for decarbonization
By Lee Beck
Northern Lights, a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project backed, in part, by the Norwegian government is set to bolster European and global carbon capture innovation, accelerating climate progress and exemplifying the next wave of global CCS facilities.
Press ReleaseMar 8, 2019
Atlantic Council Announces Inaugural Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship Class
By Atlantic Council
WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center announced today the selection of its inaugural class of fellows for its Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship. The Fellowship is a one-year, nonresident program for early to mid-career rising female leaders in the energy and climate field with an interest in policy. “The energy sector drives […]