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Fri, Jun 5, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream: Innovation in fuel integrity

ONLINE EVENT – Heath Taylor, government solutions manager at SICPA, discusses innovation in fuel integrity and concrete countermeasures to combat fuel-related criminal activity in the post-COVID-19 world.

8:30am ONLINE EVENT

Fri, Jun 5, 2020

Report launch: New challenges and dwindling returns for Russia’s national champions

ONLINE EVENT – Russia’s national champions, Gazprom and Rosneft, get priority attention from the Kremlin. But low prices and increased international competition are threatening them. What is needed to keep Russian energy competitive?

10:00am ONLINE EVENT

Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Sustainable aviation fuel policy in the United States: A conversation with Fred Ghatala

ONLINE EVENT – Fred Ghatala, director for carbon and sustainability at Advanced Biofuels Canada, discusses his new Atlantic Council Global Energy Center report on sustainable aviation fuel policy in the United States.

3:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Past events

Thu, May 14, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on the global energy sector and reflections on Turkey

ONLINE EVENT – The global energy sector has been hard hit by COVID-19. falling demand, combined with a temporary increase in supply has caused unprecedented energy market volatility. Policymakers and experts will share their thoughts on the crisis and discuss how developments will affect Turkey’s energy sector. The webinar will take place at 5:00 p.m. Turkey Time / 10:00 a.m. EDT.

10:00am ONLINE EVENT

Thu, May 14, 2020

A conversation with Iraq’s former Electricity Minister H.E. Luay Al-Khatteeb

ONLINE EVENT – An online discussion with Iraq’s former Electricity Minister H.E. Dr. Luay Al-Khatteeb.

3:00pm ONLINE EVENT

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.

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Wed, Jun 3, 2020

US nuclear energy leadership: The way forward

The recently released report, Restoring America’s Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage, commissioned by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Nuclear Fuel Working Group, is an important step forward for US national security, the battle against climate change, and the health of the US economy. After decades of misguided policy, this report puts the United States back on track in leading a worldwide nuclear energy system that is effective, reliable, and carbon free.

EnergySource by Amb. Thomas Graham Jr.

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

Sat, May 30, 2020

Public sector investment opportunities for a green stimulus in oil and gas

In discussions about COVID-19 economic recovery policies, any measures focused on the oil and gas industry are often portrayed as being at odds with a green stimulus. However, a green stimulus within the oil and gas industry is not necessarily a contradiction in terms. Targeted public sector investments in oil and gas activities—especially in the areas of reducing methane emissions, improving energy efficiency, and deploying carbon capture—can curb greenhouse gas emissions significantly and at relatively low costs while maximizing broader near-term economic benefits.

EnergySource by Alex Dewar

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Thu, May 21, 2020

Carbon capture and the Allam Cycle: The future of electricity or a carbon pipe(line) dream?

The race to net-zero emissions is an uphill one. Despite the effects of climate change mounting and time running out, global energy demand is set to grow 50 percent by 2050. One solution to decarbonizing the global energy system while also meeting rising natural gas demand is carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). However, CCUS has historically been too expensive to be viable, and deployment remains far off track. Enter the Allam Cycle: a novel natural gas power plant design that can theoretically capture 100 percent of emissions while being cost- and efficiency-competitive with advanced natural gas plants.

EnergySource by David Yellen

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Experts

Content

Wed, Jun 3, 2020

US nuclear energy leadership: The way forward

The recently released report, Restoring America’s Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage, commissioned by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Nuclear Fuel Working Group, is an important step forward for US national security, the battle against climate change, and the health of the US economy. After decades of misguided policy, this report puts the United States back on track in leading a worldwide nuclear energy system that is effective, reliable, and carbon free.

EnergySource by Amb. Thomas Graham Jr.

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

Wed, Jun 3, 2020

Iran oil exports face a tough future even after the coronavirus

Even before the coronavirus pandemic erupted, Iran’s oil exports were declining as a result of secondary US sanctions.

IranSource by Omid Shokri Kalehsar

Energy & Environment Iran

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Hurricane season, COVID-19 pose twin threats to vulnerable Caribbean islands

This year, the Caribbean must not only prepare for devastating storms, but also confront COVID-19, stretching scarce financial resources even thinner.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 19: The Water Economy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Pakistan

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Atlantic Council announces membership in Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy network

WASHINGTON, DC—June 1, 2020—On behalf of the Atlantic Council, President and CEO Frederick Kempe has announced his membership in Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy (GCNP), a leadership network that brings together heads of organizations working in nuclear policy who are committed to breaking down gender barriers and making gender equality a working reality within their […]

Press Release

Nuclear Energy

Sat, May 30, 2020

Public sector investment opportunities for a green stimulus in oil and gas

In discussions about COVID-19 economic recovery policies, any measures focused on the oil and gas industry are often portrayed as being at odds with a green stimulus. However, a green stimulus within the oil and gas industry is not necessarily a contradiction in terms. Targeted public sector investments in oil and gas activities—especially in the areas of reducing methane emissions, improving energy efficiency, and deploying carbon capture—can curb greenhouse gas emissions significantly and at relatively low costs while maximizing broader near-term economic benefits.

EnergySource by Alex Dewar

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Fri, May 29, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on the global energy sector and reflections on Turkey

On May 14, the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY organized a virtual event on the impact of COVID-19 on the global energy sector and reflections on Turkey.

TURKEYSource by Grady Wilson

Coronavirus Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, May 28, 2020

Cooperation key to transatlantic coronavirus recovery and energy transition

Continued energy cooperation between the United States and the European Union has been key in reducing Europe’s energy dependence, but now must also help guide both countries out of the coronavirus economic crisis and cut global emissions in the face of continued climate change.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Wed, May 27, 2020

The Russian economy in health, oil, and economic crisis

Russia’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic and the ensuing economic crisis does not impress. Arguably, it has hardly been worse than the average EU response—except for the Central European countries, where the pandemic arrived late and who protected themselves much better. The Russian authorities’ attempts to deny and conceal the epidemic have undermined popular trust in Putin, which is lower than ever. Nor have the authorities shown any sign of restart long dormant reforms.

Long Take by Anders Åslund

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, May 26, 2020

European energy security and the critical role of transatlantic energy cooperation

Transatlantic cooperation is essential to European energy security, which is and should remain a key national security priority for the United States. European energy security is crucial for the maintenance of a strong European economy and for European political stability, both of which are in the best interests of the United States. This report recommends that the United States and the EU focus their energy cooperation in several areas that will benefit the EU’s efforts to meet climate targets and that, at the same time, will also bolster energy security.

Report by Richard L. Morningstar, András Simonyi, Olga Khakova, Jennifer T. Gordon

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Events

Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Sustainable aviation fuel policy in the United States: A conversation with Fred Ghatala

ONLINE EVENT - Fred Ghatala, director for carbon and sustainability at Advanced Biofuels Canada, discusses his new Atlantic Council Global Energy Center report on sustainable aviation fuel policy in the United States.

3:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Fri, Jun 5, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream: Innovation in fuel integrity

ONLINE EVENT - Heath Taylor, government solutions manager at SICPA, discusses innovation in fuel integrity and concrete countermeasures to combat fuel-related criminal activity in the post-COVID-19 world.

8:30am ONLINE EVENT

Fri, Jun 5, 2020

Report launch: New challenges and dwindling returns for Russia’s national champions

ONLINE EVENT - Russia's national champions, Gazprom and Rosneft, get priority attention from the Kremlin. But low prices and increased international competition are threatening them. What is needed to keep Russian energy competitive?

10:00am ONLINE EVENT