EnergySource by David L. GoldwynNov 22, 2021
It’s time to refresh the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative
EnergySource by David L. Goldwyn
A renewed commitment to intergovernmental energy governance could be transformative to the viability of the energy transition in the Caribbean. And plenty of precedent—including a previous system in the region itself—makes that prospect more than just wishful thinking.
EnergySource by David L. Goldwyn, Neil Robert BrownNov 16, 2021
Silence is assent: A path forward in US-Mexico energy and climate relations
EnergySource by David L. Goldwyn, Neil Robert Brown
Mexico's recent climate and energy measures will cause economic harm, set back emissions reduction efforts, and strain the country's relationship with the US. The Biden administration must be clear that these nationalistic policies, which contravene the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, will not be tolerated.
David Goldwyn is president of Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC (GGS), an international energy advisory consultancy and chairman of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s Energy Advisory Group. He is a globally recognized thought leader, educator, and policy innovator in energy security and extractive industry transparency. Mr. Goldwyn served as the US State Department’s special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs from 2009 to 2011 and assistant secretary of energy for international affairs (1999-2001), the only person to hold both the US government’s international energy leadership positions. He also served as national security deputy to US ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson (1997-98) and chief of staff to the US under-secretary of state for political affairs (1993-97). Mr. Goldwyn is a member of the US National Petroleum Council and the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Goldwyn has been published extensively on topics related to energy security and transparency. He is the co-editor of Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition (Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press 2013) and Drilling Down: The Civil Society Guide to Extractive Industry Revenues and the EITI (Revenue Watch Institute 2008). Mr. Goldwyn’s more recent publications include “Election 2020: What’s at Stake for Energy” (Atlantic Council 2020); “A New Energy Strategy for the Americas” (Atlantic Council 2020) (forthcoming); “Confronting the Resource Curse: Advice for Investors and Partners” (Baker Institute 2020), and “Caribbean Energy Security: Regional Profile and Challenges to Integration” for a forthcoming Handbook on Caribbean Economies (Routledge 2020) and “Mexico’s Energy Reforms: The Prospects Under an AMLO Administration” Atlantic Council (2018). Mr. Goldwyn holds a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Public Affairs from Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. from New York University.