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Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The implications of the coronavirus crisis on the global energy sector and the environment

The current drop in oil demand—caused, in large part, by severe reductions in travel due to the coronavirus—combined with the Saudi-Russia oil price war has simultaneously, if temporarily, lowered greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). However, the drop in GHG emissions is likely to be unsustainable in the long term, and the currently low cost of oil has raised questions about the future of clean energy deployment and climate action.

New Atlanticist by Jennifer T. Gordon

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

European energy diversification: How alternative sources, routes, and clean technologies 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

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Morningstar and Simonyi in The Hill: We need to balance energy and climate needs to keep our planet livable

In the News by Atlantic Council

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

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.