David Livingston

  • Mexico’s New President and the Power Sector: Sunshine or Storms?

    The incoming President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (commonly referred to as "AMLO") will enter office with many tailwinds in his favor, including significant public support for his stated focus on promoting social inclusion and combating corruption, the growing dividends of a largely successful set ofenergy reforms introduced by the outgoing Peña Nieto administration, and the historical weakness of the main opposition parties, the Partido Acción Nacional (PAN) and the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI). It should be a time for Mexico to be seizing manifold opportunities for its underdeveloped power sector, including cheap US natural gas to the north and abundant renewable energy opportunities at home.
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  • Climate Change Is Doing More Than Raising Sea Levels. Your Bar Tab Will Go Up, Too

    The past few weeks have produced a steady stream of bad news for the Earth.

    Here’s a look at some stories making headlines.

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  • Despite Trump, Republican View on Climate Change Evolves

    President says he doesn't know if global warming is manmade.

    US President Donald J. Trump’s October 14 interview with 60 Minutes was noteworthy for several reasons, though less for the president’s words on climate change than for the slowly—but meaningfully—changing political climate around him. 

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  • The United Nations’ Deadly Serious Call to Action on Climate Change

    Over the weekend, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report, authored in part by US scientists and approved by US officials, that provides an updated snapshot of the likely future impacts from increasingly severe climate change, as well as the world’s progress toward avoiding them. The report has drawn significant media attention, not least because it brings renewed scrutiny and debate to just what the world, and particularly the United States, can and should be doing to avoid the disruption, instability, and costs of a warming world.

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  • Livingston Quoted in AFP on Geothermal


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  • Reporting from the Front Lines of Energy Innovation


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  • Livingston Joins VOA News to Discuss Renewable Energy


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  • Livingston in Axios: Where blockchain will really matter in energy


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  • Seizing Advanced Energy Opportunities in Northeast Ohio

    An Atlantic Council Global Energy Center delegation, including General James Jones (Ret), Vice Admiral Lee Gunn (Ret), Amb. Richard Morningstar (Ret), former mayor of Cleveland Jane Campbell, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy Joe Bryan, recently visited Cleveland, Ohio, to better understand the city’s clean energy economy and innovation ecosystem. 

    During the trip, the delegation visited theCleveland Foundation, a key contributor to the economic and civic vitality of the region, to learn more about Cleveland’s ongoing efforts to attract investment into new growth sector such as advanced energy.

    The Global Energy Center’s David Livingston sat down to discuss the Cleveland Foundation’s history, mission, and current priorities in clean energy and grid resilience with...

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  • Manufacturing our Advanced Energy Economy: A Story from Cleveland

    An Atlantic Council Global Energy Center delegation, including General James Jones (Ret), Vice Admiral Lee Gunn (Ret), Amb. Richard Morningstar (Ret), former mayor of Cleveland Jane Campbell, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy Joe Bryan, recently visited Cleveland, Ohio, to better understand the city’s clean energy economy and innovation ecosystem.

    During the trip, the delegation visited Talan Products, a metal stamping company that produces parts for solar systems and LED bulbs, to learn how Cleveland’s manufacturing base makes it a natural location for building the infrastructure of the new energy economy.

    The Global Energy Center’s David Livingston sat down to discuss Talan’s history, success, and advanced energy contributions with Steve Peplin, CEO and founder of Talan Products.

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