EnergySource by Global Energy CenterFeb 17, 2021
Rapid response: SPP/ERCOT winter freeze energy crisis
EnergySource by Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center staff and nonresident senior fellows share their thoughts on the SPP/ERCOT winter freeze energy crisis and the way forward in this rapid response piece.
New Atlanticist by Reed BlakemoreApr 14, 2020
Oil price war ends, but coronavirus demand crisis remains
New Atlanticist by Reed Blakemore
The result of the OPEC+ marathon negotiations should help restore some positive market sentiment and possibly firm up something of a price floor over the short term. However, the impact of a month-long price war, amidst deteriorating oil demand, risks eventually drawing the deal into sharp relief over the next few weeks.
New Atlanticist by Jennifer T. GordonMar 24, 2020
The implications of the coronavirus crisis on the global energy sector and the environment
New Atlanticist by Jennifer T. Gordon
The current drop in oil demand—caused, in large part, by severe reductions in travel due to the coronavirus—combined with the Saudi-Russia oil price war has simultaneously, if temporarily, lowered greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). However, the drop in GHG emissions is likely to be unsustainable in the long term, and the currently low cost of oil has raised questions about the future of clean energy deployment and climate action.
Ellen R. Wald, PhD is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and the president of Transversal Consulting.
She is the author of “Saudi, Inc.: The Arabian Kingdom’s Pursuit of Profit and Power,” a book on the history and strategy of Aramco and Saudi Arabia. She writes weekly columns on energy markets, geopolitics, and foreign policy at investing.com, Forbes online and Arab News. Her analyses have also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Hill, Modern Trader magazine, the Cairo Review, and various history and policy journals. Dr. Wald regularly comments on policy and industry on television and radio in the US, Canada, and Europe and is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Axios, and S&P Global Platts.
A graduate of Princeton University (A.B. history, Near Eastern studies) and Boston University (Ph.D. energy history, foreign policy, Middle East), Dr. Wald has taught international relations, Middle East history, and policy for a decade. She has held academic appointments at the University of Georgia, the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming, Boston University, and University of Cambridge. She has lectured on energy and geopolitics across the US, the UK, and the Middle East. Dr. Wald is currently an adjunct professor of Middle East history and policy at Jacksonville University.