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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

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Tue, Mar 31, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream: Nano-tech carbon capture

ONLINE EVENT – In the first installment of EnergySource Innovation Stream, Claude Letourneau, Svante Inc. president and chief executive officer, discusses the company’s innovative nano-tech carbon capture filter developments, its field CCS demonstration program, the competitive climate tech landscape, and prospects for a carbon management market.

2:30pm

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Impact of the oil market crash on the major producers in Latin America: A closer look at Brazil and Mexico

What would this oil market crash mean for these two major oil-producing countries in Latin America? How resilient are Brazil and Mexico’s energy sectors to fend off this price crash?

4:00pm

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Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Virtual fireside chat with Fatih Birol: COVID-19 and the future of the energy system

ONLINE EVENT – What are the medium and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on global energy markets? Join Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, for a virtual “fireside chat” on the future of energy markets in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

12:00pm

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The Russian-Saudi oil war: $15 per barrel?

With increasing uncertainty about just how deep of a wound the novel coronavirus will inflict on the global economy, what will be the effect of a Russian-Saudi oil war?

10:00am Washington DC

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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.

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Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Stimulus bill’s lack of funding for the SPR and clean energy is a lose-lose for the country

Not including $3 billion for purchase of crude for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) or support for clean energy initiatives in the soon-to-be passed $2 trillion stimulus package is a missed opportunity and a lose-lose for US energy security and leadership on climate action.

EnergySource by Randolph Bell

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Oil market meltdown?

Over the weekend of March 7–8, the breakdown of the previous oil production agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia led to the broader collapse of the arrangement between OPEC and OPEC+. What will the rift will mean for the global oil market?

EnergySource by John Soughan

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Feb 26, 2020

The trade war we want China to win: China’s nuclear exports can challenge Russian dominance

Russia and China are competing for nuclear industry market share, not working together to dominate, and China’s rise gives Russia a real competitor in nuclear energy—that is good for the United States.

EnergySource by David Yellen

China Geopolitics & Energy Security

Experts

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Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Time for Ukraine to exit Russia’s energy empire

Energy supplies have helped Russia exert political influence over Ukraine. With Russia's energy sector hit by short-term coronavirus woes and facing long-term decline, now is a good time for Ukraine to reduce dependency.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Klid

Geopolitics & Energy Security Russia

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Stimulus bill’s lack of funding for the SPR and clean energy is a lose-lose for the country

Not including $3 billion for purchase of crude for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) or support for clean energy initiatives in the soon-to-be passed $2 trillion stimulus package is a missed opportunity and a lose-lose for US energy security and leadership on climate action.

EnergySource by Randolph Bell

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Dual demand and supply shocks have created historic oil crisis, IEA executive director says

Dramatically lower oil demand due to the coronavirus pandemic and an emerging supply glut caused by the failure of major oil producers to cut production has slammed the global oil market with a crisis “unique in history,” according to Dr. Fatih Birol.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Tough times ahead for African oil producers

The precipitous decline in oil prices related to the coronavirus pandemic will have significant economic knock-on effects in Africa. Central African producers look to be the most vulnerable, but the shocks will be felt everywhere.

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Angola

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The implications of the coronavirus crisis on the global energy sector and the environment

The current drop in oil demand—caused, in large part, by severe reductions in travel due to the coronavirus—combined with the Saudi-Russia oil price war has simultaneously, if temporarily, lowered greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). However, the drop in GHG emissions is likely to be unsustainable in the long term, and the currently low cost of oil has raised questions about the future of clean energy deployment and climate action.

New Atlanticist by Jennifer T. Gordon

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Russia is out of control: The dangerous Mr. Sechin

Russia is out of control. All of a sudden, it has launched an oil price war, even though it is unrealistic that the Kremlin can defeat Saudi Arabia and the United States in such a contest. Saudi Arabia’s population is one-fifth of Russia’s, while holding equivalent international currency reserves. The United States is still a net oil importer, meaning that its economy benefits from low oil prices. Russia, by contrast, is a major oil exporter and is utterly dependent on high oil prices.

New Atlanticist by Anders Åslund

Corruption Oil and Gas

Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Cruz vows to thwart Russian bid to save Putin’s pipeline

Russia is attempting to sidestep American sanctions designed to block the completion of an important new energy pipeline that bypasses Ukraine, but US Senator Ted Cruz has said he remains committed to stopping the project permanently.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Cohen in Forbes: Central Asia needs a financing solution to low oil prices

In the News by Atlantic Council

Central Asia Energy & Environment

Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Coronavirus restrictions ramp up from US to France, Iran to Latin America

Worldwide restrictions increased as authorities from the United States to France, and Iran to Latin America tried to contain the spread of coronavirus. Governments embarked on economic measures to limit the economic impact of the pandemic, including a reported $850 billion sought from Congress by the Trump administration.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Coronavirus prompts school closures in US states, France, Portugal

Authorities from the United States to France and Portugal closed schools in efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, while sports games from hockey to soccer were canceled in the United States and Europe. Politicians or their spouses tested positive for the virus in Canada and Australia, even as new cases slowed in China and South Korea.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Events

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Impact of the oil market crash on the major producers in Latin America: A closer look at Brazil and Mexico

What would this oil market crash mean for these two major oil-producing countries in Latin America? How resilient are Brazil and Mexico’s energy sectors to fend off this price crash?

4:00pm

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream: Nano-tech carbon capture

ONLINE EVENT - In the first installment of EnergySource Innovation Stream, Claude Letourneau, Svante Inc. president and chief executive officer, discusses the company's innovative nano-tech carbon capture filter developments, its field CCS demonstration program, the competitive climate tech landscape, and prospects for a carbon management market.

2:30pm