EnergySourceDec 5, 2022
A nascent US offshore wind strategy? Permitting reform and the Inflation Reduction Act
By Joseph Webster
US strategy on offshore wind is steadily evolving. The attendant changes could lay the groundwork for emergence as an offshore wind powerhouse.
ReportNov 9, 2022
Recommendations for a US Northeast hydrogen hub
By Joseph Webster
The US northeast, in particular, boasts several advantages in the Department of Energy’s search for suitable “hydrogen hubs,” including its offshore wind capacity; its emerging hydrogen-supportive supply chain; its diversity of use cases; and its world-class universities. But unanswered questions remain.
EnergySourceNov 1, 2022
China’s energy security realities and COP27 ambitions
By Joseph Webster, William Tobin
China will enter COP27 firmly playing both sides of the energy transition. The country is a global leader in clean technologies, but it is also pouring money into new coal plants and production. Beijing may have to choose between its climate aspirations and its coal realities to compete successfully with the West.
Joseph Webster is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, where he serves as hydrogen and offshore wind lead. Joe previously worked as a fundamentals energy consultant at a boutique energy firm in Houston, TX, where his project work included topics across hydrogen, ammonia, electricity, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and oil & gas markets.
Parallel to his energy work, Joe edits the China-Russia Report, an independent, non-partisan newsletter covering developments within and between the two authoritarian superpowers; he also writes a weekly column on China-Russia relations for The China Project. Joe is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and has been published by The China Project, Politico Europe, Eurasianet, the Bulwark, and more.
Joe completed a master’s degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, where he was a Mount Vernon fellow, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland.