Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Can global energy markets withstand the attack on Saudi oil?

Atlantic Council experts react to the September 14 attacks on Saudi oil facilities and what it means for global energy markets and the wider region.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Geopolitics & Energy Security Iran

Wed, Feb 21, 2018

The rush for battery resources

The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is already underway, and its pace is expected to increase in the coming years. The number of EVs on the road worldwide is projected to grow from one million this year to 24.4 million by 2030. Such growth in the EV fleet will require a significant expansion of battery […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Reed Blakemore and Jens Jessen

Africa Americas

Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Department of Energy steps into the cyber domain

The Department of Energy’s proposed $96 million Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) signals a bold step in the Department’s efforts to improve its coordination and response to threats to critical energy infrastructure, including cyber-attacks, physical attacks, and natural disasters.   While the 2017 hurricane season provided a stark example of US […]

EnergySource by Reed Blakemore

Geopolitics & Energy Security United States and Canada

Full Bio

Reed Blakemore is an associate director at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, where he focuses on oil markets, geopolitical risk, and energy security. He is responsible for program development and strategy, as well as the GEC’s Global Energy 2050 modeling project and Shifting Gears: The Future of Transportation and the Geopolitics of Peak Oil Demand project.

Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Reed held positions at the International Institute for Strategic Studies – US and the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He earned a master’s degree from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs in Security Policy Studies, with emphases in defense analysis and transnational security Issues. He received a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Redlands, where he was also a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.