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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

Wed, May 20, 2020

Virtual fireside chat with Musabbeh Al Kaabi: COVID-19 and the future of investing in energy

ONLINE EVENT – Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO of Mubadala Investment Company’s Petroleum & Petrochemicals platform, discusses the changing global energy outlook in the wake of COVID-19, the growing role of ESG in the energy sector, and the importance of diversification in oil-producing countries, particularly during periods of low oil prices.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Wed, May 13, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream: Digitization solutions for the energy sector

ONLINE EVENT – Babur Ozden discusses how digital knowledge technologies can boost energy companies’ value and profitability.

2:00pm 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.

The latest pieces from EnergySource

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

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Thu, May 21, 2020

How societies can fight pandemics and climate change at the same time

While many officials worry about their potential bandwidths to deal with two major problems at the same time, Dr. Aaron Bernstein explained that both crises “share the same causes and that means they share the same solutions.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

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

Mon, May 18, 2020

Coronavirus emergency measures should persuade Ukraine, Romania, and Turkey to legitimize energy reform, not reverse it

For years, Eastern European governments and Turkey have bought into a global trend, arguing that long-term strategies in the energy sector should revolve around market deregulation. In light of the coronavirus outbreak and emergency measures implemented worldwide to contain it, the energy industry may face an increase in interventionist policies such as price controls and consolidation of state-owned enterprises as governments push to mitigate the shockwaves of expected consumer impacts. Such measures would be detrimental to economies, and there are compelling arguments to suggest that governments should remain committed to their initial market goals.

EnergySource by Dr. Aura Sabadus

Coronavirus Eastern Europe

Sat, May 16, 2020

Downstream oil theft: Countermeasures and good practices

Downstream oil theft has become a global problem. Since most of the world’s energy systems still rely on oil, fuel smugglers are nearly always able to find markets for their goods. Moreover, as oil is not inherently illegal, it is generally an easy product to move, buy, and sell. Profits from oil theft are frequently used to fund terrorism and other illegal activities.

Report by Dr. David Soud with contributing authors Dr. Ian Ralby and Rohini Ralby

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Fri, May 15, 2020

Iran to remain key energy source for Iraq, says former electricity minister Luay Al-Khatteeb

“The only available option we have at the moment right now is Iran—and let’s be frank. I couldn’t care less as a client from the receiving end about whether this molecule of gas comes from Iran or Saudi Arabia. What really matters to me is that this gas is competitive pricewise, can be delivered as soon as possible, and meets my volume demands," said Luay Al-Khatteeb

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy Markets & Governance Iran

Wed, May 13, 2020

US still determined to block Putin’s pet pipeline project

Vladimir Putin hasn’t given up on his grand strategy to dominate European gas markets but the US remains committed to preventing Russia from completing the strategically vital Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Eastern Europe Geopolitics & Energy Security

Tue, May 12, 2020

Aman in Responsible Statecraft: Fighting locust swarms is a regional matter

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment South Asia

Mon, May 11, 2020

Increasing mutual dependence in Sino-Gulf relations is changing the strategic landscape

The conventional wisdom that the United States is the only viable partner for Gulf states is now being challenged by a new reality: the main importer of Gulf oil is now China. At the same time, China’s strategic goals increasingly encompass stability in the Middle East, while a more activist foreign policy under Xi Jinping ensures greater involvement in the security, as well as economic, discourse in the region.

EnergySource by Christian Le Miere

China Energy & Environment

Fri, May 8, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis and US and EU emissions in the new decade: Opportunities for a clean energy recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sudden decline in global electricity demand of up to 20-25 percent in some countries, and the International Energy Agency (IEA) projects global electricity demand for 2020 will fall by 5-10 percent, contributing to an 8 percent overall drop in energy sector CO2 emissions. This piece updates evaluates the performance of the US and EU power sectors in 2019 within the context of the coronavirus pandemic.

EnergySource by Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Thu, May 7, 2020

How Turkey benefits from global LNG glut

While Turkey’s gas supply security is enhanced, the domestic market benefits from the increasing competition in the global gas market. With LNG, Turkey can further diversify its gas supply sources and the state-owned gas company, BOTAS, can decrease the weighted average cost of imported gas.

TURKEYSource by Eser Özdil

Oil and Gas Turkey

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