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Fri, Mar 6, 2020

A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere

The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.

Report by David L. Goldwyn

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Veterans Advanced Energy Project

The Veterans Advanced Energy Project is designed to drive US leadership in advanced energy by recruiting, equipping, and empowering military veterans who understand the importance of the evolving energy landscape to our future security and prosperity.

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Climate Change and Climate Action events

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Countering new threats to the homeland: The future of the Department of Homeland Security

ONLINE EVENT – Three former secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) discuss the launch of Forward Defense’s landmark report that proposes refocusing DHS’s mission on leading the defense of the homeland against nonmilitary threats.


Fri, Aug 21, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream with Oklo Inc.: The future of fast fission

ONLINE EVENT – Caroline Cochran, co-founder and chief operating officer of Oklo, discusses Oklo’s community-scale micro nuclear reactor and the commercialization of advanced nuclear technologies.


Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Offshore wind: Unlocking potential for a green stimulus

ONLINE EVENT – A panel of public and private sector experts discusses the prospect for offshore wind development amid a post-pandemic clean energy recovery.




Tue, Oct 20, 2020

George T. Frampton joins Atlantic Council

Former chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality will lead Global Energy Center’s new Transatlantic Climate Policy Program

Press Release

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Build resilience for an era of shocks

NATO needs a fourth core task to protect allied populations from nontraditional threats like COVID and climate change.

NATO 20/2020 by Jim Townsend and Anca Agachi

Climate Change & Climate Action Crisis Management

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

The tipping point: Climate crises and zoonotic disease

The negative effects of climate change are not limited to the environment, but have tangible impacts on human health. A response to the COVID-19 pandemic should include monitoring changes in climate for new emerging infectious diseases, which can prepare populations for future threats.

GeoTech Cues by Marcus Ranney, MD

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Rising solar: Investing in Japan’s energy transition

The ability to invest in renewable energy assets in Japan—and thus to contribute to the country’s energy transition—also presents a significant opportunity for long-term capital from around the globe

New Atlanticist by Alexis Crow

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Thu, Oct 1, 2020

The surprise debate topic: Climate change

Chris Wallace unexpectedly deviated from his agenda to ask pointed questions about the science and economics behind each candidate’s respective climate plans, reflecting a recognition that, more so than in 2016, public pressure is forcing climate action to be a central issue in this year’s election.

Elections 2020 by Margaret Jackson

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

How Pete Buttigieg sees the US restoring its credibility in the world

“America cannot move forward in the way that we need to without cooperation with our partners and allies around the world,” Buttigieg maintained, especially with the pressing challenges of a rising China, climate change, and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Elections 2020 by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Three Seas Initiative could help jumpstart Europe’s post-COVID recovery and green economy transformation

Buoyed by a new commercially managed investment fund and a $1 billion pledge from the United States, leaders from the Three Seas Initiative will convene for a summit on October 19 to move the project into its next stage.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Central Europe Climate Change & Climate Action

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Energy

As the US presidential election looms, the oil and gas industry has suffered from demand shocks during the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change is increasingly in the list of top concerns of US citizens, and there is little overlap between the likely policies of the two presidential candidates.

Elections 2020 by Global Energy Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Experts react: Von der Leyen outlines vision for Europe’s post-COVID future

Von der Leyen used her first State of the European Union Address to push European leaders to “make change happen by design—not by disaster or by diktat from others in the world.” Atlantic Council experts react to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s speech and its implications for future EU policy.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Wed, Sep 2, 2020

California’s blackouts and renewable energy: Culprit or imperative?

In mid-August, California made headlines when several days of rolling blackouts coincided with a massive heatwave, with up to three million residents facing up to four hours of power outages. For Californians, this crisis must prompt an examination of both the grid management practices that contributed to these blackouts, and the optimal way to store or supplement wind and solar power. And while many were quick to blame the blackouts on the states's growing reliance on renewables, the underlying causes for the crisis can only be mitigated with more clean energy.

EnergySource by Leslie Hayward

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment