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Mon, Jun 14, 2021

The Role of Natural Gas in a Decarbonized World – Regional Insights

Online Event Expert panels discuss the Energy Futures Initiative’s report on the role of natural gas in a decarbonized world, featuring perspectives from various regions.

9:00am Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Financing the future: The economics of climate transition

Online Event Panel discussion on the future of the economics of the climate transition featuring Jake Levine, Kara Mangone, Barbara Matthews, and Martin Spolc. This conversation is moderated by Ryan Heath, POLITICO.

9:15am Climate Change & Climate Action Financial Regulation Fiscal and Structural Reform International Financial Institutions

Past events

Fri, Jun 4, 2021

Nord Stream 2: Pipeline to controversy?

Online Event The Biden team’s choice to waive sanctions against Nord Stream 2 AG may present a real challenge for transatlantic relations. Will Congress force the president’s hand, and how will the upcoming Biden-Putin summit be impacted?

1:00pm Economic Sanctions Geopolitics & Energy Security Germany Oil and Gas

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Dark waves: Power plays for the Black Sea region

Online Event The Black Sea is a strategic crossroads—which is why the Kremlin has made it into a pressure point in its war on Ukraine. What are Moscow’s real ambitions for the region and does Ukraine have what it needs to defend itself?

11:00am Geopolitics & Energy Security Maritime Security Russia The Caucasus

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, Jun 10, 2021

Biden-Harris administration hundred-day supply chain review: Key takeaways for minerals security in the energy transition

The White House has recently released findings from a hundred-day review of supply chains, which included specific recommendations for securing key minerals and metals critical to the energy transition. This report serves as an important first step as the United States begins to address the mineral supply chain challenge, and highlights several important themes policymakers will continue to grapple with as they search for solutions.

EnergySource by Reed Blakemore

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions
Hellisheidi Power Plant

Fri, May 14, 2021

Gigaton carbon removal and the Paris Climate Agreement

As the United States looks to meet its ambitious climate goals, increased development and deployment of carbon removal technology is crucial. However, in order to scale the technology to the level necessary, the entire value chain must be activated and incentivized.

EnergySource by Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux and Doug Hollett

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Thu, May 13, 2021

Colonial Pipeline attack demonstrates that a more coherent cybersecurity strategy is necessary

With the announcement that the Colonial Pipeline will reopen soon, the short-term effect of the Colonial cyberattack on gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other refined petroleum product prices is likely to be mildly escalatory and short-lived, but it exposes the soft underbelly of the nation’s critical energy infrastructure and the need for a more robust cybersecurity strategy to protect it.

EnergySource by Cynthia Quarterman

Cybersecurity Energy & Environment

Experts

Content

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

Can AgriTech entrepreneurs save the Middle East’s food supply?

On June 9, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and empowerME Initiative hosted a private, on-the-record roundtable. Read the key takeaways.

GeoTech Cues by Hezha Barzani and Matthew Goodman

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Biden-Harris administration hundred-day supply chain review: Key takeaways for minerals security in the energy transition

The White House has recently released findings from a hundred-day review of supply chains, which included specific recommendations for securing key minerals and metals critical to the energy transition. This report serves as an important first step as the United States begins to address the mineral supply chain challenge, and highlights several important themes policymakers will continue to grapple with as they search for solutions.

EnergySource by Reed Blakemore

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Shifting gears: Geopolitics of the global energy transition

A peak in global oil demand would have significant geopolitical and geoeconomic consequences for oil-producing and importing states alike. And while oil resources have afforded leverage to producing nations, many of these countries have not diversified their economies and remain highly dependent on oil revenue for economic and national stability.

Report by Robert J. Johnston

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Tue, Jun 8, 2021

Ukrainians fear betrayal over Putin’s pipeline

The prospect of NATO and US-Russia summits in mid-June is creating anxiety in Ukraine, which finds itself in the role of bystander despite the nation’s prominent position on the agendas for both meetings.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Tue, Jun 8, 2021

Applications now open for the Veterans Advanced Energy Fellowship

Fellows will participate in yearlong policy and leadership development program for high-potential, high-performing veterans in advanced energy

Press Release

Renewables & Advanced Energy

Thu, Jun 3, 2021

Ukraine’s energy future is tied to European integration

Energy transformation is possible in Ukraine. In order to make this vision a reality, Ukrainians must first define it and commit to consistent implementation, election cycles notwithstanding.

UkraineAlert by Olga Bielkova

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Wed, Jun 2, 2021

Egypt has a water problem—and no, it’s not only the GERD

The Nile River, a once seemingly unending water resource serving Egypt as a dependable and mighty lifeline for millennia, now barely reaches the Mediterranean Sea.

MENASource by Yaniv Cohen

Energy & Environment Middle East

Thu, May 27, 2021

Decarbonization in Ukraine

More and more countries are pledging to become carbon neutral. This is creating opportunities for Ukraine to diversify its energy sources while becoming increasingly integrated with the country’s European neighbors.

UkraineAlert by Nataliya Katser-Buchkovska

Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, May 26, 2021

Event recap | Commission Report Launch, Part II

The official report launch event for the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technology and Data.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Wed, May 26, 2021

Event recap | Commission Report Launch, Part I

The official report launch event for the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technology and Data.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Economy & Business