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Mon, Aug 2, 2021

2021 Veterans Advanced Energy Week

Flagship Event Veterans Advanced Energy Week is an interactive virtual learning and networking experience dedicated to Veterans, reservists, and military spouses working to strengthen US national security through careers in the advanced energy industry.

12:00pm Energy & Environment United States and Canada

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Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Rapid Response: President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate

Global Energy Center experts provide their analysis and takeaways in the wake of President Biden's Leaders Summit on Climate.

EnergySource by Global Energy Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Rapid response: President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Released on March 31, the Biden-Harris administration’s massive infrastructure plan, called the American Jobs Plan, is hugely ambitious. The proposal does not just look to fix crumbling US infrastructure, it aims to transform the US economy, simultaneously addressing climate change, unemployment, and historic inequities.

EnergySource by Global Energy Center

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Raising US climate ambition in advance of COP26: An economic and national security imperative

In advance of the annual UN Climate Summit in Glasgow this November, the United States must raise its clean energy and climate ambitions and reassert global climate leadership. If left unchecked, climate change will continue to exact a heavy economic toll on the United States and threaten US national security interests and American lives.

Report by Margaret Jackson, Zachary Strauss

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Zachary Strauss is an assistant director with the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center where his work focuses primarily on renewable energy, climate action, and national security. His current interests include the confluence of energy and environment, electric mobility, the Just Energy Transition, critical mineral politics, US geothermal, energy justice, and diversity in energy. He is also the founding lead of Out in Energy, the first national organization representing LGBTQI+ energy and climate professionals.

Previously, Zachary interned at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, DC where he conducted research and produced draft reports on trans-Mediterranean migration flows. He has over four years of professional and educational experience abroad, having worked and studied in France, Japan, Italy, and Spain. In 2017, he interned for the Permanent Chilean Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France, and from 2015 to 2016, taught English and International studies in Kumamoto, Japan within the public school system. He also served as an intern at US Consulate General Barcelona and helped stand up an English-teaching camp system in Romagna, Italy. Zachary received his master’s degree in international security from Sciences Po, Paris and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in European studies from Middlebury College. He is proficient in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese.