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Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The implications of the coronavirus crisis on the global energy sector and the environment

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.

New Atlanticist by Jennifer T. Gordon

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

International co-financing of nuclear reactors between the United States and its allies

The United States and its allies in civil nuclear cooperation have struggled in recent years to compete against state-owned nuclear enterprise exports. Since nuclear energy agreements establish decades’ long relationships between the vendor and purchasing countries, and the United States and its allies wish to export their high safety and nonproliferation standards along with technologies, it is vital that the United States regains its position of global leadership on nuclear energy exports. As Russia and China seek out third-party countries with demand for nuclear energy, can the United States and its allies determine how to cooperate on co-financing agreements and become greater than the sum of their parts?

Issue Brief by Jennifer T. Gordon

Geopolitics & Energy Security Nuclear Energy

Tue, Dec 31, 2019

How accounting for the externalities of carbon would affect end products

Given the urgent need to decarbonize all sectors of the US economy, one of the broadest policy options that could steer both energy production and consumption in the right direction is the notion of putting a price on carbon.

EnergySource by Jennifer T. Gordon

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas

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.