EnergySource Apr 20, 2020
Containing Russian influence in Venezuela
By David L. Goldwyn and Andrea Clabough
The Russian government has been instrumental in preserving the Maduro regime, despite years of intense domestic and international pressure favoring a democratic transition, providing the regime invaluable diplomatic leverage, security personnel, and material, as well as an economic lifeline. The US strategy for a democratic Venezuela must recognize these realities and focus on containing Russian influence in Venezuela, as it cannot end it.
In-Depth Research & Reports Aug 17, 2020
What’s at stake for energy in the 2020 election: An update
By David Goldwyn and Andrea Clabough
In the seven months since the publication of the Atlantic Council’s issue brief, “Election 2020: What’s At Stake For Energy,” the social and political landscape of the United States can hardly have changed more dramatically. This issue brief updates the Atlantic Council’s prior analysis and considers the new context surrounding a Trump re-election scenario and a Biden election, and the consequences for the energy sector.
Report Mar 6, 2020
A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere
By David L. Goldwyn
The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.
EnergySourceDec 21, 2021
As extreme weather events devastate the central US, the time to prioritize climate resilience is now
By Clinton Britt and Andrea Clabough
The recent disaster in Kentucky marks a continuation of an escalating pattern of catastrophic weather events in the US. With so many lives at risk, climate resilience cannot fall by the wayside. It must be an emphasis now.
EnergySourceNov 1, 2021
The net-zero kingdom: A third way
By Andrea Clabough
Released to great fanfare, Saudi Arabia's new green pledges represent an attempt to build a clean future on the bedrock of fossil fuels. The viability of that approach is far from certain.
Issue briefs and reportsApr 19, 2021
Four things to know about environmental justice
By Clinton Britt, Andrea Clabough, and David Goldwyn
Environmental justice (EJ) has become a driving theme in the mainstream energy and climate policy discourse, and EJ considerations have been at the forefront of the most substantial energy, climate, environmental, and infrastructure policy and personnel decisions of the new Biden-Harris administration. What does environmental justice mean, how has it evolved in recent years, and how might environmental justice guiding concepts, analytical frameworks, and goals become actionable policy under this administration?
Andrea Clabough is an associate at Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC. She writes, researches, and presents on a range of energy and climate policy issues, including geopolitics; the oil and gas markets; renewable and zero-carbon energy technologies with a focus on offshore wind, the politics of the energy transition, and climate change; and US domestic energy policy. Her recent publications include the book chapter “Confronting the Resource Curse: Advice for Investors and Partners” in The Role of Foreign Direct Investment In Resource Rich Regions (The Baker Institute at Rice University, February 2020) (co-authored with David L. Goldwyn), “Election 2020: What’s at stake for energy?” (The Atlantic Council, January 2020 and updated August 2020) (co-authored with David Goldwyn) and “Containing Russian influence in Venezuela” (The Atlantic Council, April 2020) (co-authored with David Goldwyn). Andrea previously worked as a research assistant for Washington Policy and Analysis, Inc., a consulting firm focusing on international dimensions of energy security. Andrea holds a Master’s degree in international security at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, where she was a founding board member and associate editor for the Georgetown Security Studies Review. Andrea is from Knoxville, Tennessee, and earned her Bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University in political science and history.