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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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Issue Brief

Dec 8, 2022

Securing alternative gas supplies and addressing critical infrastructure gaps in Europe

By Richard L. Morningstar, András Simonyi, Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan

This issue brief offers recommendations for measures that European countries decoupling their energy supplies from Russia should take to give themselves the best chances of succeeding.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance


Dec 7, 2022

Turkey can become an energy hub—but not by going all-in on Russian gas

By Yevgeniya Gaber

Turkey has the ambition and potential to play a key role in the regional energy landscape but Russian gas hampers its effort to become a hub.

Conflict Geopolitics & Energy Security


Dec 7, 2022

The G7 should prioritize low-carbon steel at its upcoming summit

By Matthew Piotrowski, George Frampton, and Nitya Aggarwal

Steel decarbonization standards and methodology should be top of mind for the G7. Cooperation and harmonization is the only way to secure optimal climate and business outcomes for this emissions-intensive and trade-exposed sector.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance


Dec 6, 2022

Yes, you can mine Bitcoin and contribute to the climate effort

By Julia Nesheiwat and Ari Kohn

Bitcoin mining boasts the total demand to anchor renewable energy development and the flexibility to fill in load troughs and improve economics. These features could mean crypto mining stands to play a major part in the achievement of climate goals.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions


Dec 6, 2022

Top ten takeaways from the 2022 Conference on the Future of the US-Pakistan Relationship

By South Asia Center

The top ten takeaways from the 2022 Conference on the Future of the US-Pakistan Relationship, hosted in in partnership with the Engro Corporation, the University of Lahore, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment


Dec 5, 2022

Russia’s Ukraine invasion is fueling an energy crisis in neighboring Moldova

By Alexander St. Leger

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is helping to fuel an energy crisis in neighboring Moldova where an over-reliance on Kremlin energy imports has long served to make the country vulnerable to Russian political pressure.

Conflict Corruption


Dec 5, 2022

A nascent US offshore wind strategy? Permitting reform and the Inflation Reduction Act

By Joseph Webster

US strategy on offshore wind is steadily evolving. The attendant changes could lay the groundwork for emergence as an offshore wind powerhouse.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

In the News

Dec 3, 2022

Lichfield interviewed by BBC News on G7 price cap on Russian oil

Read the full article here.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business
Original photo of the Polish PM, which was digitally altered and amplified on Telegram. (Source: @PremierRP/archive)

New Atlanticist

Dec 2, 2022

Russian War Report: Russian Telegram channel spreads digitally modified photo of Poland’s prime minister

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Russian Telegram channels disseminated a manipulated photo showing Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at a monument during his visit to Ukraine.

Conflict Disinformation

New Atlanticist

Dec 2, 2022

What to expect from the new Russian oil price cap

By Reed Blakemore, Charles Lichfield, Brian O’Toole

As the EU comes to an agreement on a $60 price cap, here's how it will work—and what impacts the world will see on the global and Russian economy.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment