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Feb 17, 2021

Rapid response: SPP/ERCOT winter freeze energy crisis

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.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance


Jun 24, 2020

Automaker electric vehicle plans ‘progressing at a rapid pace’ despite pandemic, economic downturn

By Julia Pyper

The global electric vehicle (EV) market is going through a rough patch amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic led to economy-wide lockdowns and supply chain disruptions across the automotive industry. Coupled with a historic decline in oil prices that brought down gasoline prices, these factors are likely to put a significant dent in EV sales in the near term. But automakers are not turning away from the EV market despite recent setbacks. To signal their intent, several major auto industry executives have taken steps to underscore their commitment to vehicle electrification coming out of the pandemic slump.

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus


Apr 21, 2020

In the wake of a pandemic: Coronavirus impacts on clean energy and climate action

By Zachary Strauss

Amid the haze of uncertainty wrought from coronavirus and oil market fallout, clean energy actors will not take a backseat as the world evolves. As the status quo dissolves before a global crisis, and fossil energy markets grow increasingly volatile, renewables and clean tech have an opportunity to chart a new path forward amid the recovery.

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Julia Pyper is vice president of public affairs at GoodLeap. She previously worked as a contributing editor at Greentech Media where she covered the global clean energy transition, with a focus on renewable energy, electric mobility, grid edge technologies, and energy policymaking. She is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, as well as the host and producer of Political Climate, a bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental issues in America and around the world, presented by the University of Southern California Schwarzenegger Institute.

Previously, Julia covered climate policy for E&E News in Washington, DC, and has conducted reporting several international projects, including in Haiti, Germany, Israel, India, and the Maldives. Her writing has also been published in HuffPost, Scientific American, and the New York Times.

Julia is a graduate of McGill University and earned her master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She holds broadcast associate credits on two segments of CBS’s “60 Minutes.” In 2016, she produced the short documentary “Empowering Haiti,” which was shortlisted in the World Bank’s Film4Climate competition. In 2017, Julia was named a “30 Under 30” awardee by GreenBiz and the World Business Council for Sustainability and is a recipient of the National Press Club Vivian Award.