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Mar 11, 2022

As the US struggles to “green” supply chains, new EU battery regulation offers lessons

By Emily Burlinghaus

The EU's pending Batteries Regulation is an ambitious framework to impose strict sustainability standards on the technology most important to electrification. To secure access to the lucrative EU market, global battery manufacturers will need to clean up their supply chains. US policymakers should take heed.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance


Apr 23, 2021

Rapid Response: President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate

By Global Energy Center

Global Energy Center experts provide their analysis and takeaways in the wake of President Biden's Leaders Summit on Climate.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment


Nov 22, 2020

In states with key clean energy wins, utilities have a strong hand in driving or stalling progress

By Emily Burlinghaus

The 2020 US elections delivered some notable state and city-level wins for clean energy across the United States, notably in Nevada, Colorado, and Ohio. However, even in states that delivered victories for clean energy, utilities will still play a key role in driving—or stalling—the clean energy transition. The complex history of clean energy policy in each of these states points to the divergent paths both cities and states can take to decarbonize and the importance of striking a delicate balance between government, utilities, and public interests.

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections

Emily Burlinghaus is a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and a German Chancellor Fellow based at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany. Prior to her fellowship, she worked as an assistant director with the Global Energy Center, where she focused primarily on the annual Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi and research and programming related to nuclear energy. Before joining the Atlantic Council in June 2019, she served as a program officer with the Institute of Regional and International Studies at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), where she worked with academics and entrepreneurs to inform research and private sector development priorities across Iraq.

Emily has also worked as a research assistant with The Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Iran Security Initiative and spent a year abroad in the United Arab Emirates and conducted research at think tanks in Washington DC, including the Hudson Institute and the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She graduated from New York University with a bachelor of arts in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University.