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).
Issue BriefOct 24, 2023
Why COP28 is right to prioritize global methane and flaring reduction
By Mark Davis, Landon Derentz, and William Tobin
Flaring and methane emissions from oil and gas are a substantial source of greenhouse gas emissions globally, but the funding, technology, and business practices are available to bring these emissions to near-zero. The COP28 platform can accelerate these solutions.
EnergySourceOct 19, 2023
Quick takeaways on the United States’ historic investment in clean hydrogen hubs
By Joseph Webster, William Tobin
The US DOE announced $7 billion in funding for clean hydrogen hubs across the US, the single largest public investment in US hydrogen to date.
EnergySourceOct 16, 2023
Policy Memo: How to deepen transatlantic energy and climate cooperation at the US-EU summit
By George Frampton, Olga Khakova, Joseph Webster, Paddy Ryan, Maia Sparkman, William Tobin
With the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel visiting Washington on October 20, 2023, all eyes will be on the Rose Garden to see how the US and EU can chart a course on energy security and climate action.
William Tobin is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, where he focuses on international energy and climate policy.
William’s research efforts center on energy transitions in emerging markets, clean energy supply chains and critical materials, oil and gas operational emissions, and emerging clean energy technologies.
William is a co-author of the reports Building a Biofuels Industry in Africa and Alternative Battery Chemistries and Diversifying Clean Energy Supply Chains. He has been featured on NPR, and quoted in The Washington Examiner and Voice of America.
William is active in planning and executing programming in Washington, D.C. as well as internationally at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP) and the Atlantic Council’s annual Global Energy Forum.
William served previously for the US Department of State at a Regional Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Office; and for two members of the US House of Representatives.
He is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology.