EnergySourceNov 1, 2022
How Europe can salvage its climate credibility at COP27
By Michał Kurtyka and Paddy Ryan
Europe's recent energy policies have begotten accusations of climate hypocrisy, as the continent blocks access to financing for gas projects in developing countries yet scours those countries for gas supplies for its own use. At COP27, Europe can—and should—responsibly reconcile those contradictions.
New AtlanticistOct 3, 2022
How the West can thwart the next energy pipeline attack
By Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan, and Elina Carpen
Infrastructure protection, monitoring, and diversification can minimize the risk of future attacks and ensure security of supply as winter approaches.
In-Depth Research & ReportsSep 21, 2022
Bolstering energy security in Northeastern Europe through transatlantic cooperation
By Richard L. Morningstar, Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan
Northeastern Europe has already made efforts to end its reliance on Russian energy supplies. It is the perfect region for the US and allies to prove that de-Russification and decarbonization of the energy sector can occur in tandem.
Paddy Ryan is the assistant director for European energy security at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. In addition to his work on European energy, he is also active within the center’s portfolio on global critical mineral supply chains.
Ryan was part of the Atlantic Council’s inaugural Young Global Professionals class of spring 2021. Prior to joining the Council, he wrote for Britain’s The Spectator, where he covered international trade and security and reported from Kazakhstan during its 2019 presidential election. He also served as Europe editor for Federal Network, a Capitol Hill-based press agency, where he led reporting on European Union institutions. During a brief hiatus from the Council, he worked as an energy and climate editor for London-based Global Risk Insights, and worked as a consultant on energy, technology, and agriculture in emerging and frontier markets. In addition to The Spectator, his work has been published by Defense News, Energy Post, and Eurasianet, and he has been quoted in publications including Quartz, The Diplomat, ArsTechnica, and Fox News.
Ryan completed a master’s degree in international relations at the London School of Economics, where he wrote a dissertation on Anglo-Irish relations during the period of European monetary integration. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy. He is a triple-national of Ireland, Mexico, and the United States.