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Tue, Mar 2, 2021

EnergySource Innovation Stream with Energinet: The world’s first energy islands—hubs for aggregation and distribution of offshore wind power

Online Event Hanne Storm Edlefsen, vice president of Energinet, discusses how Denmark is establishing the world’s first energy islands, marking the beginning of a new era for large-scale offshore wind power.

9:00am Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

Advancing US-ROK cooperation on nuclear energy

Online Event The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute host a report launch to evaluate opportunities for nuclear cooperation between the United States and Republic of Korea.

6:00pm Korea Nuclear Energy United States and Canada

Fri, Mar 5, 2021

What should Biden do about Ukraine?

Online Event Now that President Joe Biden has taken office, he has a real chance to move past the difficult detour that US-Ukraine relations took under his predecessor. A new issue brief lays out a plan for how the Biden team can repair relations with Ukraine.

10:00am Fiscal and Structural Reform Geopolitics & Energy Security International Financial Institutions Political Reform

Fri, Mar 5, 2021

Driving forest conservation at scale: Architecture for REDD+ transactions

Online Event The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosts a virtual event to discuss the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART), a Paris Agreement-aligned platform that aims to redirect large-scale private finance to jurisdictional-scale REDD+ programs.

12:00pm Africa Americas Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Past events

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Is Nord Stream 2 an EU and German project? Dissonant voices in Europe

Online Event Nord Stream 2 has been a controversial project in Europe for years. What tactics remain that the rest of Europe, the European Union, and the United States could feasibly use to finally end the project?

8:30am European Union Germany Infrastructure Protection Oil and Gas

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Electricity system in crisis: How to improve reliability and resilience before the next disaster strikes

Online Event In light of the recent winter freeze energy crisis across the United States, experts discuss how to ensure grid reliability and resilience in advance of the next major power disruption.

4:00pm Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security

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, Feb 25, 2021

In Texas and California, blackouts highlight the challenge of balancing reliability with cost

Over the past year, the United States has endured two major “load shedding” events, first in California and now in Texas, in which electric system operators instructed transmission owners to reduce demand by rotating blackouts across service areas. In both cases, customers were left wondering how an entire region could run out of electricity. The answer lies in the complex and contentious world of “resource adequacy,” one of the most challenging issues in electric system planning and market design.

EnergySource by Jonathan Gillis

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

How a HALEU bank could work

Lack of a long-term, reliable source of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel represents a critical risk to the deployment of advanced reactors, which could be a key source of carbon-free electricity in the future. However, a HALEU fuel bank could resolve the conundrum facing advanced reactor developers and potential HALEU fuel suppliers by supporting the production of HALEU for advanced reactors and resolving the uncertainty faced by reactor developers and their potential customers and sources of financing.

EnergySource by Stephen S. Greene

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Rapid response: SPP/ERCOT winter freeze energy crisis

Atlantic Council Global Energy Center staff and nonresident senior fellows share their thoughts on the SPP/ERCOT winter freeze energy crisis and the way forward in this rapid response piece.

EnergySource by Global Energy Center

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Experts

Content

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Biden must freeze Putin’s pipeline and prevent this “bad deal for Europe”

By taking steps to block the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, US President Joe Biden has a real opportunity to build a new transatlantic security consensus while revitalizing the US-German relationship.

UkraineAlert by Benjamin Schmitt

Geopolitics & Energy Security Germany

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

In Texas and California, blackouts highlight the challenge of balancing reliability with cost

Over the past year, the United States has endured two major “load shedding” events, first in California and now in Texas, in which electric system operators instructed transmission owners to reduce demand by rotating blackouts across service areas. In both cases, customers were left wondering how an entire region could run out of electricity. The answer lies in the complex and contentious world of “resource adequacy,” one of the most challenging issues in electric system planning and market design.

EnergySource by Jonathan Gillis

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Varshney joins the Watson Institute’s Trending Globally to discuss India and the US in a Time of Democratic Erosion

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sat, Feb 20, 2021

Ukraine can play key role in Europe’s energy Green Deal

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), World Bank, and EU have all argued that Ukraine could become a world leader in renewable production.

UkraineAlert by Aura Sabadus

Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

How a HALEU bank could work

Lack of a long-term, reliable source of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel represents a critical risk to the deployment of advanced reactors, which could be a key source of carbon-free electricity in the future. However, a HALEU fuel bank could resolve the conundrum facing advanced reactor developers and potential HALEU fuel suppliers by supporting the production of HALEU for advanced reactors and resolving the uncertainty faced by reactor developers and their potential customers and sources of financing.

EnergySource by Stephen S. Greene

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

US-Greece relations in the Biden era: Why the road to rebuilding the transatlantic alliance runs through Athens

The United States should deepen its strategic engagement with Greece to jointly address challenges posed by competition among global and regional powers.

New Atlanticist by George Pagoulatos and Katerina Sokou

Energy & Environment European Union

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Event recap | Data-informed nutrition policy and practices

An episode of the GeoTech Hour where panelists discuss challenges and opportunities for data-informed nutrition solutions, and how a multisectoral approach can improve global health.

GeoTech Cues by the GeoTech Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Inclusive Growth

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Rapid response: SPP/ERCOT winter freeze energy crisis

Atlantic Council Global Energy Center staff and nonresident senior fellows share their thoughts on the SPP/ERCOT winter freeze energy crisis and the way forward in this rapid response piece.

EnergySource by Global Energy Center

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing January 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

Climate Change & Climate Action Democratic Transitions

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

As the United States develops advanced reactors, a new fuel supply chain is critical to national security

Over the past five years, the United States has made meaningful progress in the development of advanced nuclear reactor designs critical to keeping the country on the cutting edge of nuclear technology. These positive trends signal a growing need for the Department of Energy to address a key challenge that many reactor developers face as they move toward deployment: the lack of a reliable source of high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel.

EnergySource by Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. and Admiral Richard Mies

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

Events

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

Advancing US-ROK cooperation on nuclear energy

Online Event The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute host a report launch to evaluate opportunities for nuclear cooperation between the United States and Republic of Korea.

6:00pm Korea Nuclear Energy United States and Canada