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Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Global Energy Forum 2021 press registration

Flagship Event Members of the media are invited to register for the 2021 Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum held January 19-22, 2021.

8:00am Energy & Environment

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

A conversation with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and global CEOs

Online Event A GLOBAL ENERGY FORUM #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Prince Charles and Brian Moynihan discuss the private sector’s transition to a sustainable future and the evolution of corporate climate pledges into impactful actions with Fred Kempe in a special edition of #ACFrontPage presented by the Global Energy Forum. This event will take place at 7 a.m. EST / 1 p.m. CET / 4 p.m. GST / 9 p.m. KST/JST.

7:00am Energy & Environment United Kingdom

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Common Ground on Climate Bipartisan Summit

Online Event As part of the the Global Energy Forum, Congressional leaders from across the aisle sit down to discuss common sense clean energy solutions that address COVID-19, job less, and climate change.

9:00am Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

Past events

Fri, Jan 15, 2021

The Biden Administration and Turkey: Transition in bilateral relations?

Online Event The Atlantic Council IN TURKEY hosts a discussion on the future of US-Turkey relations under the Presidency of Joe Biden.

11:30pm Europe & Eurasia Geopolitics & Energy Security Middle East NATO

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

How to stop Nord Stream 2

Online Event Nord Stream 2 is almost complete, and many want it to stay that way. Russia’s actions regarding Belarus and its poisoning of Alexei Navalny are now forcing officials in European countries to question the wisdom of completing it.

2:15pm Eastern Europe Economic Sanctions Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

Programs

The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center promotes energy security by working alongside government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to devise pragmatic solutions to the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.

The latest pieces from EnergySource

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

A clean energy agenda for the US Department of Defense

As the largest institutional consumer of energy in the world, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has a critical role in fulfilling US clean energy and climate commitments. Energy is essential to every aspect of military operations, from fueling ships and aircraft to powering military bases. Investing in clean energy will strengthen US military capabilities and resilience while making meaningful progress on climate goals.

EnergySource by Jon Powers and Michael Wu

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Rapid response: The Southern Gas Corridor opens today

Today marks a historic milestone for energy diplomacy and international cooperation. The Southern Gas Corridor pipeline system opened today. This natural gas megaproject brings Caspian gas to Europe for the first time, linking seven countries, starting in Azerbaijan and ending in Italy.

EnergySource by Richard L. Morningstar, Matthew Bryza, Neil Robert Brown, Brenda Shaffer

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Reinforcing transatlantic ties amidst Nord Stream 2 sanctions: A way forward

The United States and European Union should develop a comprehensive strategy on deterring and mitigating Russian influence and aggression in Europe, including cooperation on energy infrastructure and the encouragement of competitive and transparent energy markets. This strategy should be the bridge for working through tensions stemming from Nord Stream 2 sanctions and for rebuilding the transatlantic relationship.

EnergySource by Richard L. Morningstar, Daniel Fried, Olga Khakova

Europe & Eurasia Geopolitics & Energy Security

Experts

Content

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Choosing wisely: How the Biden administration can build a better coalition on international energy and climate policy in a post-COVID world

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have inherited a country deep in crisis. After the tumult of 2020, the new administration takes the helm amid high unemployment, a sluggish economic recovery, soaring national debt, and a staggering 360,000 Americans dead from a pandemic that shows few signs of slowing before new vaccines can be distributed. At the same time, President Biden has asserted that the United States will regain its mantle of leadership of the liberal order, reset its international partnerships, and, perhaps most importantly, rebuild as a clean, green superpower putting the global community back on track to meet its climate commitments and securing a sustainable trajectory for future economic growth.

Report by David L. Goldwyn, Andrea Clabough

Energy & Environment United States and Canada

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Why Iran could top Biden’s Middle East agenda

Each crisis represents a major US foreign-policy challenge, but all will likely receive less attention from the new American administration than another pressing issue in the region: Iran’s recent nuclear advances. That was the consensus of five Arab, Israeli, and American experts gathered for a virtual discussion on January 20.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Transcript: A global view of Joe Biden’s inauguration

Many in the global community sat and watched the US presidential inauguration. Here's what these experts think of the important moment and what it means for the rest of the world.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

FAST THINKING: Five big takeaways from Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Joe Biden’s inaugural address was a call for unity—and also resilience. What did the speech signal about where his presidency is headed? Here's key takeaways from five leading experts on international affairs.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Elections

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Transcript: Fatih Birol on what’s next for the energy system post-pandemic

Fatih Birol tells the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Forum about how the energy sector will fare post-pandemic and the opportunities that lie ahead.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

What China’s march to net-zero emissions means for the world

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a pledge to reach peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. Can China live up to the promises?

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

China Energy & Environment

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

US targets Putin’s pipelines from Baltic Sea to Balkans

Washington’s attention has recently focused on Nord Stream 2, but US officials also face similar challenges in Southern Europe, where Russia is once again using energy to advance its geopolitical interests.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Eastern Europe Geopolitics & Energy Security

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

The world is about to embark on a big energy transition. Here’s what it could look like.

“Real friends say the bitter truth,” said Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency, at the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Forum. And “the bitter truth is that real energy transitions are coming, and they are coming fast.”

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Ambassador Verma joins CSIS: Role of subnational diplomacy in India’s climate change goals

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Top UAE officials assess renewables, peak oil, and the post-COVID energy market

Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, UAE’s minister of industry and advanced technology, joined Suhail Al Mazrouei, the UAE minister of energy and infrastructure, and Musabbeh Al Kaabi, the CEO of UAE investments at the Mubadala Investment Company.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Events

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

A conversation with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and global CEOs

Online Event A GLOBAL ENERGY FORUM #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Prince Charles and Brian Moynihan discuss the private sector's transition to a sustainable future and the evolution of corporate climate pledges into impactful actions with Fred Kempe in a special edition of #ACFrontPage presented by the Global Energy Forum. This event will take place at 7 a.m. EST / 1 p.m. CET / 4 p.m. GST / 9 p.m. KST/JST.

7:00am Energy & Environment United Kingdom

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Common Ground on Climate Bipartisan Summit

Online Event As part of the the Global Energy Forum, Congressional leaders from across the aisle sit down to discuss common sense clean energy solutions that address COVID-19, job less, and climate change.

9:00am Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

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