Global Energy AgendaNov 30, 2023
The Global Energy Agenda: A look ahead to 2024
By Landon Derentz, Christine Suh, Paul Kielstra (Editors)
The fourth edition of the Global Energy Agenda kicks off with a collection of essays by energy leaders that are rolling out during COP28. Rounding out the Agenda in early 2024, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center will release the results of its annual survey of experts that takes the pulse on the geopolitical risks affecting energy markets, the future of fossil fuels, and the transition to clean energy.
Issue BriefOct 24, 2023
Why COP28 is right to prioritize global methane and flaring reduction
By Mark Davis, Landon Derentz, and William Tobin
Flaring and methane emissions from oil and gas are a substantial source of greenhouse gas emissions globally, but the funding, technology, and business practices are available to bring these emissions to near-zero. The COP28 platform can accelerate these solutions.
EnergySourceSep 21, 2023
The United States’ edge in the clean energy economy starts with outcompeting China on hydrogen
By Landon Derentz
The Biden administration’s momentum on bolstering the United States’ significance in the global green economy must start with an inclusive approach to hydrogen tax credits.
Landon Derentz is senior director and Morningstar Chair for Global Energy Security at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. Under his leadership, the Global Energy Center devises solutions to the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.
During his career, Derentz has engaged in all facets of US energy and climate policy, including as director for energy at the White House, director for Middle Eastern and African affairs at the US Department of Energy, as an energy policy advisor in the US Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources, and as a presidential management fellow in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy. Derentz has deep experience building diverse coalitions across governments, the private sector, and civil society. He led US efforts to establish the Net-Zero Producers Forum and served as the US representative and vice chairman of the International Energy Agency’s standing groups on emergency questions and the oil market. Additionally, Derentz proudly served as an officer in the United States Air Force.
Derentz graduated with a juris doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law, a master of public policy from the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University, and a bachelor of arts in communication from the University of Southern California.