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, technology innovation, trade, and more.

William is co-author of the reports Beijing’s influence on Latin America’s energy mix is growing—especially in renewables, Building a Biofuels Industry in Africa, and Alternative Battery Chemistries and Diversifying Clean Energy Supply Chains. He has also written about infrastructure finance, methane abatement, materials R&D, clean hydrogen technology policy, among other subjects, and supports the Center’s COP programming. He has been featured on NPR, and quoted in Voice of America, The Washington Examiner, and multiple trade press outlets.

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.