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Thu, Jan 9, 2020

European energy diversification: How alternative sources and routes can bolster energy security and decarbonization

The European Union’s efforts to achieve a carbon-neutral economy present a unique and timely opportunity to strengthen European energy security. What is the EU currently doing to meet its decarbonization goals, address the role of natural gas in Europe’s low-carbon future, and explain the potential for new gas sources, alternative gas routes, and clean energy technologies to reduce carbon emissions? And how can this be done while simultaneously increasing European energy security and opportunities for transatlantic cooperation?

Issue Brief by Richard L. Morningstar, András Simonyi, Olga Khakova, Irina Markina

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Simonyi quoted in Voice of America Russia on Hungary-Russia relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

The current state of European energy security and transatlantic cooperation

The Issue: The transatlantic community has made significant progress leveraging global energy resources to increase energy security, thanks to advancements in renewable energy, energy efficiency, shale oil extraction, alternative source and route development, and infrastructure. However, European energy still faces security challenges and it must continue to address them. A united and well-connected Europe is […]

EnergySource by Becca Hunziker

Americas Energy & Environment

Ambassador András Simonyi is a former Hungarian ambassador now living and working in Washington DC. He was the managing director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS Johns Hopkins University (2012-2018), presently working with the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Prior to moving to the United States, he was Hungary’s ambassador to the US (2002-2007). He was the first Hungarian Ambassador to NATO, becoming the first Permanent Representative of Hungary, after the country’s accession to the Alliance. His prior assignments include Deputy Chief of Mission of Hungary to the European Union (later European Commission).

Ambassador Simonyi is a trained transportation economist, with a PhD in International Affairs. In his academic work he specializes in transatlantic relations, transatlantic energy, and the Nordic countries.

He publishes frequently in The Hill, The Huffington Post, and other media outlets.