Report Aug 31, 2021
Extreme heat: The economic and social consequences for the United States
By Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
A new report produced by the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center with analysis conducted by Vivid Economics—quantifies the impacts of heat under current and future conditions.
In-Depth Research & Reports Jul 21, 2021
Brief 3: Hydrogen transportation and storage
By Cynthia Quarterman
This third brief in the Atlantic Council’s hydrogen policy sprint discusses pathways for hydrogen transportation and storage infrastructure development in the United States.
Report Mar 31, 2021
Raising US climate ambition in advance of COP26: An economic and national security imperative
By Margaret Jackson, Zachary Strauss
In advance of the annual UN Climate Summit in Glasgow this November, the United States must raise its clean energy and climate ambitions and reassert global climate leadership. If left unchecked, climate change will continue to exact a heavy economic toll on the United States and threaten US national security interests and American lives.
Report Aug 2, 2021
The energy transition in the Arab Gulf: From vision to reality
By Dr. Jean-François Seznec; Samer Mosis
The United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have emerged as leaders in the Arab Gulf’s energy transition. But even as the two countries work to decarbonize their economies, challenges remain.
Issue briefs and reports Apr 19, 2021
Four things to know about environmental justice
By Clinton Britt, Andrea Clabough, and David Goldwyn
Environmental justice (EJ) has become a driving theme in the mainstream energy and climate policy discourse, and EJ considerations have been at the forefront of the most substantial energy, climate, environmental, and infrastructure policy and personnel decisions of the new Biden-Harris administration. What does environmental justice mean, how has it evolved in recent years, and how might environmental justice guiding concepts, analytical frameworks, and goals become actionable policy under this administration?
Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative Mar 2, 2021
Advancing US-ROK cooperation on nuclear energy
By Stephen S. Greene
Although nuclear power is a key component in US and South Korean electricity generation, the nuclear energy industry in both countries is struggling. Research and development, bilateral trade, and the sale of nuclear energy technologies to third countries represent opportunities for bilateral cooperation that will strengthen both country’s nuclear energy industries.
Issue Brief Feb 4, 2021
Ensuring Energy Security in a Renewables World
By Ben Hertz-Shargel
Renewable sources of energy are gaining an increasing share of the US energy mix, bolstered by state-level commitments as well as corporate power purchase agreements. However, while renewables have become increasingly cost competitive, they still face challenges, especially related to intermittency and storage. The Global Energy Center’s new issue brief, “Ensuring Energy Security in a […]
Global Energy Forum 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
By David L. Goldwyn, Andrea Clabough
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have inherited a country deep in crisis. 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.
Global Energy Forum Jan 9, 2020
The role of oil and gas companies in the energy transition
By Robert (“RJ”) Johnston, Reed Blakemore, and Randolph Bell
Many oil and gas companies have recognized the need to decarbonize the energy system to avoid the impacts of climate change. Initial industry efforts to play a role in the energy transition show sincerity and promise. Yet the urgent need for more oil and gas production for the foreseeable future suggests that a comprehensive framework for the oil and gas industry to support a low-carbon future while simultaneously ensuring the world has enough energy to meet development and economic growth goals has yet to be fully developed. What role can the oil and gas industry play lead the way to an energy-rich, globally prosperous, low-carbon future?
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.