David W. Yellen is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, where he focuses on decarbonization technologies, oil and gas in transition, and energy security and decarbonization strategies in the Asia-Pacific region. His interests currently include China’s industrial strategies and policies in energy industries; carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies; the nuclear energy industry; 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.