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Fri, Mar 6, 2020

A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere

The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.

Report by David L. Goldwyn

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Energy Markets & Governance 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.


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.


Wed, May 6, 2020

Virtual fireside chat with H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, chief executive officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

ONLINE EVENT – H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), discusses the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the importance of a reliable and secure electricity system during a crisis.




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 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

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

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

Tue, Apr 21, 2020

As US crude prices crumble, a difficult hand for the United States

As the market digests the final surge of oil from a Saudi-Russian price war prior to the implementation of production cuts on May 1, it may be that the tail end of a brutal supply glut has arrived and corresponding price stabilization—albeit at a very low price—will be soon to follow. But with oil demand projections reaching multi-decade lows, and US inventories continuing to build by record levels, the madness on April 20 suggests that US markets are far from out of the woods, putting policymakers and regulators in a tough position.

New Atlanticist by Reed Blakemore and John Soughan

Energy Markets & Governance Oil and Gas

Mon, Apr 20, 2020

COVID-19 spells out new era for energy markets

Global energy markets are experiencing historic upheavals most evident by the dramatic drop in oil prices and demand. Yet, there are deeper structural upheavals at play and ones driven by changes over the past decade.

New Atlanticist by Agnia Grigas

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Apr 14, 2020

Oil price war ends, but coronavirus demand crisis remains

The result of the OPEC+ marathon negotiations should help restore some positive market sentiment and possibly firm up something of a price floor over the short term. However, the impact of a month-long price war, amidst deteriorating oil demand, risks eventually drawing the deal into sharp relief over the next few weeks.

New Atlanticist by Reed Blakemore

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance