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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

Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Pyper joins BBC to discuss Bezos’ Earth Fund

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Trump abandons US climate leadership with pact withdrawal

While a disappointment, the United States’ notification of intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement was already largely ‘priced in’ to political discourse and expectations. What matters most now is continued bold leadership—and hard, prosaic work—by the entities that have at least as much control over the future US emissions trajectory as the federal government.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action United States and Canada

Julia Pyper is a senior editor at Greentech Media where she covers the global clean energy transition, with a focus on renewable energy, electric mobility and grid edge technologies. 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, presented by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

Previously, Julia covered climate policy for E&E News in Washington, DC, and has conducted reporting projects in the Maldives, Israel and Germany. Her writing has also been published in 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.