EnergySourceAug 10, 2022
Does the Inflation Reduction Act take the right approach to shoring up clean energy supply chains?
By William Tobin, Daniel Helmeci, and Selin Kumbaraci
The IRA houses two distinct approaches to building up domestic and friendly clean energy supply chains. The approach based on incentives is likely to be more effective than the one based on penalties.
EnergySourceJul 18, 2022
For Africa, economic growth and sustainability intersect
By William Tobin, Maia Sparkman
African countries stand to benefit greatly from the development of their gas resources. Doing so would increase emissions minimally in the immediate term while creating the market conditions and the infrastructure necessary for the expansive deployment of renewables.
EnergySourceApr 28, 2022
The US should leverage 45Q for the graphite supply crunch
By William Tobin
The US is staring down a significant shortfall in the supply of graphite, a critical mineral to the energy transition. Synthetic graphite production using captured carbon could be the way forward, and the 45Q tax credit is the best tool policymakers have to stimulate it.
William Tobin is a program assistant at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. William’s work centers on solutions which alleviate technological, geopolitical, and markets-based risk to achieving the transition to a carbon-neutral energy system. His principal areas of focus include energy storage and hydrogen technologies, RD&D policy, commodities trade and clean energy supply chains, and expanding energy access in tandem with decarbonization in developing countries.
William is also responsible for several facets of program administration and logistical planning for the Center’s fast-paced schedule of programming.
William served previously for the US Department of State at a Regional Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Office. He has also worked for the US House of Representatives.
William is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in innovation. He is a fluent Spanish speaker with intermediate proficiency in Portuguese, and basic knowledge of Arabic and Farsi.