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Tue, Apr 21, 2020

In the wake of a pandemic: Coronavirus impacts on clean energy and climate action

Amid the haze of uncertainty wrought from coronavirus and oil market fallout, clean energy actors will not take a backseat as the world evolves. As the status quo dissolves before a global crisis, and fossil energy markets grow increasingly volatile, renewables and clean tech have an opportunity to chart a new path forward amid the recovery.

EnergySource by Zachary Strauss, Mitali Mirle, and John Soughan

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Fri, Feb 7, 2020

Sheldon Whitehouse implores US leaders to get serious about carbon capture and climate policy

US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) blasted the US Government for its delay in implementing carbon capture and storage (CCS) legislation and the US Congress for refusing to adopt serious carbon pricing reform during remarks to the Atlantic Council on February 4. Whitehouse rebuked the US Department of the Treasury for dragging its feet on implementing the ”45Q” CCS tax credit.

New Atlanticist by Zachary Strauss

Climate Change & Climate Action United States and Canada

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Make way for Chile: Latin America’s next climate frontrunner

Chile has firmly launched itself into the low-carbon future and has demonstrated no interest in going back. As the public electric transport capital of the Americas with a robust renewable energy and environmental policy framework, Chile stands as an exemplar of climate progress and vision, both in the region and beyond.

EnergySource by Zachary Strauss

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Zachary Strauss is an assistant director with the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center where his work focuses primarily on renewable energy and climate action, as well as on European energy security. His current interests include the confluence of energy and environment, electric mobility, the Just Energy Transition, critical mineral politics, and US geothermal. 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 a summer intern at US Consulate General Barcelona and helped stand up an English-teaching camp system in Romagna, Italy over two different summers. Zachary graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in European studies from Middlebury College and received his master’s degree in international security from Sciences Po, Paris. He is proficient in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese.