Spotlight: 2020 Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi

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Tue, Feb 4, 2020

The global status of CCS: The next wave of carbon capture

With mounting pressure to deliver on climate ambition and the daunting prognosis elucidated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 1.5°C Report, the need to deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies has become increasingly more urgent. This event explores the current status of carbon capture and storage, the next generation of CCS projects, policies, and technologies taking shape around the world, and the important role they play in global decarbonization.

3:00pm Washington DC

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Looking North: Conference on Security in the Arctic

A discussion on the trends shaping the future security environment in the Arctic and developing strategies for Allied cooperation on key security issues.

9:00am Washington DC

Past events

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

The future of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream: The impact of sanctions legislation

Throughout 2019, Congress has launched multiple legislative efforts to halt Kremlin aggression through stronger sanctions against the Kremlin and its proxies. The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act includes sanctions against companies involved in building the nearly-finished Russian natural gas pipelines to Europe—Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream.

2:00pm Washington DC

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Financing The Energy Transition

EIB President, Werner Hoyer, and a panel of experts discussed the importance of the clean energy alternatives, the obstacles the global economy faces and some new policy proposals introduced to ease the transition

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Economy & Business Energy & Environment

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.

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Tue, Dec 31, 2019

How accounting for the externalities of carbon would affect end products

Given the urgent need to decarbonize all sectors of the US economy, one of the broadest policy options that could steer both energy production and consumption in the right direction is the notion of putting a price on carbon.

EnergySource by Jennifer T. Gordon

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas
Buildings downtown

Mon, Dec 30, 2019

Shadow carbon pricing: What corporations can do in the meantime

There are any number of reasons for corporations to participate in sustainability efforts. One of the greatest contributions that corporations can make to a zero-carbon future is setting a “shadow” price on carbon by placing a dollar value on emissions and making carbon commitments and investment choices accordingly.

EnergySource by Jennifer T. Gordon

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions
Stock exchange

Mon, Dec 30, 2019

The Aramco IPO isn’t quite enough to realize MBS’s diversification ambitions

After significant delays and a number of setbacks, Aramco finally listed shares representing 1.5 percent of the company’s total value on the domestic Tadawul exchange. The $25.6 billion that the IPO raised is nothing to scoff at, but it still is not enough to fully realize MBS’ ambitions. Where does the IPO go from here?

EnergySource by Randolph Bell

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Experts

Content

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

“Go Forth and Set the World on Fire”

St. Ignatius Loyola, a Catholic Priest, theologian and founder of the Jesuit Order of the Catholic Church in the 16th Century, said, among his many inspiring sayings, “Go forth and set the world on fire.” Well, we’ve done it. Although I’m quite sure this is not what he had in mind. He could never have […]

Blog Post by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Australia Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Trump hails “time for optimism” on climate change, but US leadership still missing

While “Trump is right [that] this is a time for both optimism and action,” John E. Morton, a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, said, Trump “is wrong to suggest that the future lies in fossil fuels.” By emphasizing fossil fuel production, Livingston said, “Trump missed a key opportunity to sell the story of a United States that can still—with the right policies—commercialize zero-carbon technologies as well as any other country in the world.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

US Election 2020: What’s at stake for energy and climate?

Atlantic Council2020 Global Energy Forum U.S. Election 2020: What’s at Stake for Energy and Climate? Speakers: Carlos Curbelo, Former US Representative (R-FL) Avi Garbow, Environmental Advocate, Patagonia David Goldwyn, Chairman, Energy Advisory Group, Atlantic Council Michael Steele, Former Chair of the Republican National Committee Moderated By: Hadley Gamble, Reporter and Anchor, CNBC Location:  Abu Dhabi, […]

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Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Energy interconnections: A tool for stability or a vector of geopolitical risk?

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Energy Interconnections: A Tool for Stability or a Vector of Geopolitical Risk? Speakers: H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy and Industry of the United Arab Emirates Thorsten Herdan, Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany Ramzi Mroueh, Managing Director, Origination, Cheniere Energy Inc. […]

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Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Will climate change move the needle in 2020?

From the release of the Green New Deal to global protests on environmental policy, “climate [has become] a prominent national issue and all the attention it received in 2019 guarantees that it will be a top issue in an American presidential election for the first time ever,” according to former US Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL).

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

The great gas debate: The role of gas in the energy transition

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum The Great Gas Debate: The Role of Gas in the Energy Transition Speakers: Fatima Al Nuaimi, Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC LNG Marco Alverà, Chief Executive Officer, Snam S.p.A. Adnan Amin, Distinguished Fellow, Global Energy Centre, Atlantic Council Tom Earl, Chief Commercial Officer, Venture Global LNG Moderated By: Ambassador Richard […]

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Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Energy markets underestimate Middle East supply vulnerability

Buoyed by ample supply, global energy markets continue to underestimate risks to output from the Middle East, despite the recent escalation in tensions between the United States and Iran.

New Atlanticist by Adal Mirza

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Gas in the energy transition: Bridge or the destination?

“There are some who believe that gas should play no role in the global energy mix,” Ambassador Richard Morningstar, founding chairman of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, said at the introduction of a panel on the future of gas at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum hosted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on January 12, 2020. At the other end of the spectrum, he added, some have “called gas a destination fuel that provides a clean baseload energy needed for the developed world to grow.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Sustainable metals and minerals for the energy transition

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Sustainable Metals and Minerals for the Energy Transition Speaker: The Hon. Francis Fannon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State Moderated By: John Defterios, Business Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor, CNN International Location:  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Time:  10:10 a.m. Local Date:  Sunday, January 12, […]

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Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Energy security and geopolitics: Return to the past or a new world?

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Energy Security and Geopolitics: Return to the Past or a New World? Speakers: Helima Croft, Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, Global Research, RBC Capital Markets, LLC Amos Hochstein, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Tellurian Inc. General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.), Executive Chairman Emeritus, Atlantic Council […]

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Geopolitics & Energy Security

Events

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Looking North: Conference on Security in the Arctic

A discussion on the trends shaping the future security environment in the Arctic and developing strategies for Allied cooperation on key security issues.

9:00am Washington DC

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

The global status of CCS: The next wave of carbon capture

With mounting pressure to deliver on climate ambition and the daunting prognosis elucidated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 1.5°C Report, the need to deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies has become increasingly more urgent. This event explores the current status of carbon capture and storage, the next generation of CCS projects, policies, and technologies taking shape around the world, and the important role they play in global decarbonization.

3:00pm Washington DC