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Apr 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?

Energy & Environment United States and Canada


Jan 20, 2021

Choosing wisely: How the Biden administration can build a better coalition on international energy and climate policy in a post-COVID world

By David L. Goldwyn, Andrea Clabough

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have inherited a country deep in crisis. At the same time, President Biden has asserted that the United States will regain its mantle of leadership of the liberal order, reset its international partnerships, and, perhaps most importantly, rebuild as a clean, green superpower putting the global community back on track to meet its climate commitments.

Energy & Environment United States and Canada

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.

Elections Energy & Environment

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.