Global Energy Forum at COP28
The eighth Forum will be held in Dubai as energy and climate decision-makers converge for COP28. The Forum will take place in the COP28 Green Zone Connect Conference Center (Dec. 5) and the Palm Jumeirah (Dec. 7).
EnergySourceAug 16, 2023
One year after the IRA, the hard work to build resilient mineral supply chains is only beginning
By Reed Blakemore, Paddy Ryan
Twelve months since the IRA’s bet big on alternative mineral supply chains, the clean energy commodities market is changing. Washington’s strategy must change along with it.
Reed Blakemore is director with the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, where he is responsible for the center’s research, strategy, and program development. His work focuses on oil and gas markets, critical minerals, trade and geopolitical risk, and the evolution of bilateral relationships in the energy transition. Reed is the author of several Global Energy Center reports, including, The Role of Minerals in US Transportation Electrification Goals, Enhancing US-Japan Cooperation on Clean Energy Technologies, and The Role of Oil and Gas Companies in the Energy Transition. He has spoken in front of the US House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, and has been featured in Bloomberg, S&P Global Platts, and Al Jazeera, among others.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Reed held positions at the International Institute for Strategic Studies – US and at 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.