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Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Trade is the key to US energy security, which trumps US energy independence

The incoming Biden Administration offers an opportunity for the United States to shift from its pursuit of energy independence and the fiction of a US energy market insulated from the vagaries of global market shocks and geopolitics. Instead, the new administration should strengthen US relationships with partners and allies to ensure import security for energy products and materials and guarantee export markets for US energy.

EnergySource by Emily Burlinghaus, Jennifer T. Gordon

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Nov 7, 2020

Nuclear energy policy represents a bipartisan path forward on climate for the Biden Administration

With former Vice President Joe Biden now the President-elect of the United States, enthusiasm on the left is tempered by the likelihood that Republicans will keep the Senate. However, while the full scope of Democratic policies may not be realized by the next Congress, legislation that encourages the rapid deployment of nuclear energy technology represents an area where Democrats and Republicans can continue to work together—as they have over the last four years—on advancing technologies with the potential to decarbonize power systems at home and abroad.

EnergySource by Jennifer T. Gordon

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Energy

As the US presidential election looms, the oil and gas industry has suffered from demand shocks during the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change is increasingly in the list of top concerns of US citizens, and there is little overlap between the likely policies of the two presidential candidates.

Elections 2020 by Global Energy Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Jennifer T. Gordon is managing editor and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, where she has oversight of the center’s research and publications and manages the center’s nuclear energy policy portfolio. From 2016-2018, Jennifer was a senior energy policy analyst at National Journal’s Network Science Initiative. Jennifer has served as a CIA political analyst and has also worked as a freelance writer and TV commentator.

Jennifer earned her PhD in 2014 from Harvard’s History Department and Center for Middle Eastern Studies, after completing a dissertation on early Shia political thought. In 2004, Jennifer graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College, with a major in Middle Eastern Studies and a minor in English. Jennifer lives in Bethesda with her husband and their two sons.