EnergySourceAug 8, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act places a big bet on alternative mineral supply chains
By Reed Blakemore, Paddy Ryan
The Inflation Reduction Act's consumer electric vehicle tax credit will create strong demand for alternative minerals, sourced and processed outside of existing supply chains. The ability for these alternative supplies to meaningfully diversify mineral value chains hinges on further investment and policymaking effort.
ReportMar 27, 2022
The United States, Canada, and the minerals challenge
By Reed Blakemore, Paddy Ryan, Randolph Bell
An energy mix enabled by clean technologies will be far more mineral-intensive than its hydrocarbon-based predecessor. Demand for minerals like lithium, nickel, and cobalt is projected to skyrocket over the coming years, with supply chains largely unprepared to scale up accordingly. And procurement of these minerals has been plagued by concerns over environmental impact, human […]
EnergySourceJan 20, 2022
By intervening in Kazakhstan, Russia strengthens its hand in China’s energy market
By Paddy Ryan
A Russian-led intervention to quell violent protests in Kazakhstan will undoubtedly come with strings attached. Kazakhstan may fall even further into Russia's energy orbit, unraveling the country's carefully crafted multi-vector foreign policy and putting its relationship with China to the test.
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.
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.