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Mon, Sep 20, 2021

India is key to US climate ambitions, and the Quad can help

India's massive demand for energy is projected to grow rapidly over the next several decades, and its current coal reliance will be difficult to break. But doing so is vital, both to global decarbonization and US geopolitical interests. The Quad can help provide the requisite security, investment, and support to help India undertake this challenge.

EnergySource by Reed Blakemore, David W. Yellen

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Mon, May 3, 2021

Brief 2: Producing clean hydrogen at scale in the United States

This second brief in the Atlantic Council’s hydrogen policy sprint explores pathways for and the challenges and opportunities facing scaled clean hydrogen production in the United States.

In-Depth Research & Reports by David W. Yellen, Randolph Bell

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Rapid response: President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Released on March 31, the Biden-Harris administration’s massive infrastructure plan, called the American Jobs Plan, is hugely ambitious. The proposal does not just look to fix crumbling US infrastructure, it aims to transform the US economy, simultaneously addressing climate change, unemployment, and historic inequities.

EnergySource by Global Energy Center

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

David W. Yellen is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, where he is responsible for Asia-Pacific research and programming as well as the Center’s hydrogen work. His work focuses on decarbonization technologies and pathways, energy security and decarbonization strategies in the Asia-Pacific region, and oil and gas in transition. His interests currently include China’s industrial strategies and policies in energy industries; hydrogen markets and deployment policies; carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies; and energy transition policies in developing countries. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, David worked at the Council on Foreign Relations on clean energy economics and in Senator Elizabeth Warren’s office, and he has contributed pieces to Scientific American and the Economist, among other publications. David graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University, with a focus on energy markets and policy and a minor in economics. He was also a national Rhodes scholarship finalist.