New AtlanticistOct 18, 2023
Experts react: Will Venezuela now hold freer elections and get sanctions relief?
By Atlantic Council experts
On October 17, Venezuela’s government and members of the opposition signed a deal to work toward making next year’s presidential elections more free and fair. Sanctions relief could be next.
Issue BriefSep 26, 2023
A roadmap for the Caribbean’s energy transition
By David Goldwyn, Eugene Tiah, and Wazim Mowla
Caribbean countries are in desperate need of an energy transition. Disproportionately high electricity costs impede economic development, stress public finance budgets, and harm the competitiveness of tourism and other industries.
EnergySourceAug 7, 2023
A year after the IRA, industrial policy has gone global. Now what?
By David L. Goldwyn, Andrea Clabough
The domestic impacts of the IRA are undeniable. It is less certain what it means for the global energy transition. One year later, officials must prioritize opportunities to align with like-minded allies overseas.
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. 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). He is 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). 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). Goldwyn’s recent publications include “Beyond Promises: Pathways to deliver on methane commitments” (Atlantic Council 2023), “A year after the IRA, industrial policy has gone global. Now what?” (Atlantic Council 2023), “A Roadmap for the Caribbean’s Energy Transition,” (Atlantic Council 2023), “Six steps Guyana can take to avoid the resource curse,” (Atlantic Council 2023), and “Confronting the Resource Curse: Advice for Investors and Partners” (Baker Institute 2020). Goldwyn holds a BA in government from Georgetown University, an MA in public affairs from Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs and a JD from New York University.