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Fri, Jan 15, 2021

The Biden Administration and Turkey: Transition in bilateral relations?

Online Event The Atlantic Council IN TURKEY hosts a discussion on the future of US-Turkey relations under the Presidency of Joe Biden.

11:30pm Europe & Eurasia Geopolitics & Energy Security Middle East NATO

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

How to stop Nord Stream 2

Online Event Nord Stream 2 is almost complete, and many want it to stay that way. Russia’s actions regarding Belarus and its poisoning of Alexei Navalny are now forcing officials in European countries to question the wisdom of completing it.

2:15pm Eastern Europe Economic Sanctions Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

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, Jan 21, 2021

Why digitalization is the future of energy as big oil and gas players decarbonize

The way companies handle the rapid transformation caused by digitalization across their value chains—and their resilience and security against cyberattacks—will become a major market differentiator. As the oil and gas industry increasingly relies on digitally connected energy assets, automation, and remote operations, cyber risks will have a direct, and growing, impact on operations. Cybersecurity is quickly becoming a key enabler of companies’ competitive advantage in the digitized energy future, protecting core value by ensuring trust and providing stability of operations and resilience against unplanned outages.

EnergySource by Leo Simonovich and Andrew Gumbiner

Cybersecurity Energy & Environment

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

A clean energy agenda for the US Department of Defense

As the largest institutional consumer of energy in the world, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has a critical role in fulfilling US clean energy and climate commitments. Energy is essential to every aspect of military operations, from fueling ships and aircraft to powering military bases. Investing in clean energy will strengthen US military capabilities and resilience while making meaningful progress on climate goals.

EnergySource by Jon Powers and Michael Wu

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Rapid response: The Southern Gas Corridor opens today

Today marks a historic milestone for energy diplomacy and international cooperation. The Southern Gas Corridor pipeline system opened today. This natural gas megaproject brings Caspian gas to Europe for the first time, linking seven countries, starting in Azerbaijan and ending in Italy.

EnergySource by Richard L. Morningstar, Matthew Bryza, Neil Robert Brown, Brenda Shaffer

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

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Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Why companies are getting more involved in the campaign against climate change

BP, the world’s fourth-largest energy conglomerate, and Bank of America, the world’s ninth-largest bank are among the companies endorsing a charter likened to a recovery plan for the planet. Dubbed the Terra Carta, the charter commits them to working toward goals related to meeting global net-zero emissions targets by 2050.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Mon, Jan 25, 2021

How climate change can become a bipartisan issue in the Biden era

Fighting climate change should not become a partisan issue, said US Senator Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware who co-chairs the fourteen-member Bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

COP26: The key trends to watch ahead of the world’s next climate conference

COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland—delayed until November 2021—is more likely to produce significant results now that US President Joe Biden occupies the White House, said a group of experts meeting virtually the day after Biden’s inauguration.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum sets the 2021 energy agenda

Fifth annual conference, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, concludes after week of high-level discussions on the post-pandemic energy system, the global energy transition, and priorities for the new US administration

Press Release

Energy & Environment

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Ukraine’s historic gas sector reforms are under threat

The transformation of Ukraine's gas sector is widely seen as one of the few reform success stories since the country's 2014 Revolution of Dignity, but recent political decisions are placing this progress in doubt.

UkraineAlert by Aura Sabadus

Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

The United States, Germany, and world order: New priorities for a changing alliance

Treating each divergence in security policy as an isolated incident may have allowed policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic to ignore the unpleasant fact that the United States and Germany could have increasingly disparate perceptions of threats and strategic cultures.

Issue Brief by Roderick Kefferpütz, Jeremy Stern

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

The many new ways energy and national security are intersecting

Oil and gas will still play a crucial role in the world’s economy even as clean-energy “electrostates” rise in prominence, and Biden will prioritize the threat of climate change like no president has before him.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Reimagining a just society pt. 3 | A coming shift in perspective

In retrospect, the COVID-19 pandemic may mark a paradigm shift in global society if governments and their citizens worldwide today embrace its lessons, including many still emerging. One of these lessons concerns the dangers of ignoring knowledge we already had about interconnections between global public health, economic and national security, and ecological degradation.

GeoTech Cues by Carol Dumaine

Civil Society Climate Change & Climate Action

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Why digitalization is the future of energy as big oil and gas players decarbonize

The way companies handle the rapid transformation caused by digitalization across their value chains—and their resilience and security against cyberattacks—will become a major market differentiator. As the oil and gas industry increasingly relies on digitally connected energy assets, automation, and remote operations, cyber risks will have a direct, and growing, impact on operations. Cybersecurity is quickly becoming a key enabler of companies’ competitive advantage in the digitized energy future, protecting core value by ensuring trust and providing stability of operations and resilience against unplanned outages.

EnergySource by Leo Simonovich and Andrew Gumbiner

Cybersecurity Energy & Environment

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Choosing wisely: How the Biden administration can build a better coalition on international energy and climate policy in a post-COVID world

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have inherited a country deep in crisis. After the tumult of 2020, the new administration takes the helm amid high unemployment, a sluggish economic recovery, soaring national debt, and a staggering 360,000 Americans dead from a pandemic that shows few signs of slowing before new vaccines can be distributed. At the same time, President Biden has asserted that the United States will regain its mantle of leadership of the liberal order, reset its international partnerships, and, perhaps most importantly, rebuild as a clean, green superpower putting the global community back on track to meet its climate commitments and securing a sustainable trajectory for future economic growth.

Report by David L. Goldwyn, Andrea Clabough

Energy & Environment United States and Canada
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