New AtlanticistJan 25, 2024
Houthi attacks in the Red Sea hurt global trade and slow the energy transition
By William Tobin, Joseph Webster
Recent attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea are a reminder that a major disruption to freedom of navigation would hold many negative consequences.
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.
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.