NEW ISSUE BRIEF: The value of the US nuclear power complex to US national security

Based on conservative estimates of the value it provides due to human capital, dependability of the energy supply, vibrancy of the supply chain, and contributions to green power—the civilian nuclear energy industry contributes at least $42.4 billion annually to the pursuit of US national security priorities.

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US Capitol building

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank is a national security imperative

The US House of Representatives is voting this week on a long-term reauthorization of the US Export-Import Bank. While a fully functional Ex-Im Bank is important for the competitiveness of many US exporters, it is essential for certain industries of strategic importance, including nuclear energy and space, and US security interests associated with these exports are also linked to the ability of Ex-Im Bank to support them.

EnergySource by Amb. Thomas Graham, Jr. and Admiral Richard W. Mies

Economy & Business Nuclear Energy
TAP pipeline

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Trans Adriatic Pipeline expansion

At least some of the energy security value of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) could be in question. While important details remain inaccessible to the public, if Gazprom, a Russian company, is able to book capacity in the expansion of the final leg of the SGC, known as the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), Gazprom would be able to use a project of strategic importance to European energy security to enhance its own position within European energy markets.

EnergySource by Daniel D. Stein

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security
Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Wed, Nov 13, 2019

The Saudi Aramco IPO: A valuation saga

The Saudi stock exchange in Riyadh has approved the trading of Saudi Aramco’s shares on the local stock market, signaling a rapid start to the initial public offering (IPO). The various investment banks looking to place and sell the shares to their clients have given widely different, but generally low, value to the company and the shares.

EnergySource by Jean-François Seznec

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

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US Capitol building

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank is a national security imperative

The US House of Representatives is voting this week on a long-term reauthorization of the US Export-Import Bank. While a fully functional Ex-Im Bank is important for the competitiveness of many US exporters, it is essential for certain industries of strategic importance, including nuclear energy and space, and US security interests associated with these exports are also linked to the ability of Ex-Im Bank to support them.

EnergySource by Amb. Thomas Graham, Jr. and Admiral Richard W. Mies

Economy & Business Nuclear Energy
TAP pipeline

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Trans Adriatic Pipeline expansion

At least some of the energy security value of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) could be in question. While important details remain inaccessible to the public, if Gazprom, a Russian company, is able to book capacity in the expansion of the final leg of the SGC, known as the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), Gazprom would be able to use a project of strategic importance to European energy security to enhance its own position within European energy markets.

EnergySource by Daniel D. Stein

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security
Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Wed, Nov 13, 2019

The Saudi Aramco IPO: A valuation saga

The Saudi stock exchange in Riyadh has approved the trading of Saudi Aramco’s shares on the local stock market, signaling a rapid start to the initial public offering (IPO). The various investment banks looking to place and sell the shares to their clients have given widely different, but generally low, value to the company and the shares.

EnergySource by Jean-François Seznec

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Wed, Nov 6, 2019

Bruton quoted in VOA on US interest in Ethiopian dam dispute

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Africa Energy & Environment

Wed, Nov 6, 2019

Hudson quoted in Reuters on US-led talks in Ethiopian dam dispute

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Energy & Environment

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Livingston quoted in Axios on Saudi oil

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

What Nord Stream 2 means for Europe

The EU has enough pipelines and LNG terminals to import all the gas it needs without Nord Stream 2.

UkraineAlert by Maik Günther

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Public event with Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury

This year's Global Energy Forum features Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, power, energy, and mineral resources affairs adviser to the prime minister of Bangladesh. The Global Energy Center had the chance to host an event with him at Atlantic Council headquarters in October 2019 to discuss Bangladesh's energy prospects and priorities in an increasingly interconnected region.

Insights & Impact by Atlantic Council

Energy Transitions South Asia
Saudi Aramco oil facility

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Two frameworks for understanding the Aramco IPO

The recent announcement that the partial initial public offering (IPO) of Saudi Aramco is finally moving forward is either a cause for celebration or consternation, depending on your perspective. The divergence in views comes from the way in which market players and analysts understand the IPO and the role of Aramco in the Saudi economy.

EnergySource by Randolph Bell

Energy Markets & Governance Oil and Gas

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Trump abandons US climate leadership with pact withdrawal

While a disappointment, the United States’ notification of intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement was already largely ‘priced in’ to political discourse and expectations. What matters most now is continued bold leadership—and hard, prosaic work—by the entities that have at least as much control over the future US emissions trajectory as the federal government.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action United States and Canada

Events

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Energizing India: Conversations on Energy Access and Security

Hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and South Asia Center, this public conference provides a platform to discuss Shreerupa Mitra's new book, Energizing India: Fuelling a Billion Lives, and evaluate obstacles and opportunities to long-term energy access and security in urban and rural India.

10:00am Washington, DC

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Sub-national climate action: A view of the global landscape

Limiting the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C is within reach—but only with action across all levels of government and all segments of society. Across the United States, cities, states, and communities are executing bold, ambitious plans to reduce national emissions, even in the absence of federal leadership.

9:30am Washington DC

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Building partnerships across the critical mineral value chain: An Australian perspective

Australia is home to some of the world’s largest reserves of high-value critical minerals used in emerging high-tech applications across a variety of sectors. Senator the Honorable Matthew Canavan, Australia’s minister for resources and Northern Australia, discusses the security and sustainability of critical minerals, US-Australia interconnectivity across the critical mineral value chain, and diversifying and managing this value chain for global good.

12:30pm Washington DC