Nuclear Energy Policy InitiativeMay 20, 2019
US nuclear energy leadership: Innovation and the strategic global challenge
By Atlantic Council Task Force on US Nuclear Energy Leadership
A flourishing domestic nuclear energy sector is critical to US national security, both in the interconnections between military and civilian uses of nuclear energy, as well as in foreign policy.
Global Energy ForumJan 13, 2019
Can the US shale revolution maintain its momentum?
By David A. Wemer
The key to extending the rapid growth of US shale will be harnessing new technologies to make harder-to-reach shale deposits more accessible and raising the success rate of shale recovery.
Global Energy ForumJan 8, 2019
The future of shale: The US story and its implications
By Ellen Scholl
Over the last ten years, the United States has become the world’s leading producer of oil and gas, going from energy import dependence to energy dominance. What are the factors which enabled the rise of oil and gas production from shale deposits and what are the lessons learned?
Ellen Scholl is a nonresident senior fellow with, and former deputy director of, the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. Ellen has worked on a range of energy issues throughout her career, most recently as Robert Bosch fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and the Federation of German Industries (BDI). She also has over five years of energy-related legislative experience, having handled an energy portfolio as committee staff for the US Congress and Texas Senate. Her work on energy and geopolitics and energy governance has been published by SWP, and other work has appeared in the Berlin Policy Journal, Foreign Policy, and Lawfare, among others.
Ellen also worked on energy issues as a student fellow with the Robert S. Strauss Center on International Security and Law, and as a member of the inaugural cohort of the US Foreign Service Internship Program, during which she worked in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and at US Embassy Ankara. Ellen received her master’s degree in global policy studies, with a certificate in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, where she was a Powers fellow. She earned a BA in humanities and government from the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with highest honors.