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Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Rapid response: Secretary Blinken’s April speech on climate

On April 19, 2021, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken delivered a keynote address on climate action in advance of President Biden's Earth Day Leaders Summit on Climate. Experts from the Atlantic Council evaluate what his comments portend for future executive action on climate and clean energy policy.

EnergySource by Kathy Baughman McLeod, Randolph Bell, Reed Blakemore, Margaret Jackson

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Raising US climate ambition in advance of COP26: An economic and national security imperative

In advance of the annual UN Climate Summit in Glasgow this November, the United States must raise its clean energy and climate ambitions and reassert global climate leadership. If left unchecked, climate change will continue to exact a heavy economic toll on the United States and threaten US national security interests and American lives.

Report by Margaret Jackson, Zachary Strauss

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Offshore wind and labor union partnerships: a boon for an equitable green recovery

The White House just released a plan to “jumpstart” the offshore wind industry in the United States, as one of the major catalysts to fulfill then-candidate Joe Biden’s campaign promise to boost the energy transition and create ten million clean energy jobs in the process. Within the first week of his presidency, President Biden issued […]

EnergySource by Margaret Jackson and Maria Castillo

Energy & Environment Renewables & Advanced Energy

Margaret Jackson is the deputy director for climate and advanced energy in the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. From 2019 to 2020, Maggie was a Council on Foreign Relations-Hitachi International Affairs fellow at the Institute of Economics, Japan, where she researched US-Japan energy security cooperation. Prior to working in Tokyo, she was a Fulbright scholar at the Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy at Tsinghua University in Beijing, studying implications for Chinese overseas renewable energy investment. Maggie is also a former US Navy Surface Warfare Officer and served in Japan and on multiple deployments to the Western Pacific. During her time in Washington, DC, she briefed senior leaders on US-China affairs and worked in operations and plans related to East Asia under the Chief of Naval Operations. Early in her career, she interned under the US Military Representative at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Maggie earned an MA from Georgetown University with a focus on energy and climate policy, and a BS with honors in Political Science and a minor in Mandarin Chinese from the United States Naval Academy.