EnergySourceSep 20, 2021
India is key to US climate ambitions, and the Quad can help
By Reed Blakemore, David W. Yellen
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.
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.