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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

Fri, Mar 5, 2021

Driving forest conservation at scale: Architecture for REDD+ transactions

Online Event The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosts a virtual event to discuss the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART), a Paris Agreement-aligned platform that aims to redirect large-scale private finance to jurisdictional-scale REDD+ programs.

12:00pm Africa Americas Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Electricity system in crisis: How to improve reliability and resilience before the next disaster strikes

Online Event In light of the recent winter freeze energy crisis across the United States, experts discuss how to ensure grid reliability and resilience in advance of the next major power disruption.

4:00pm Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security

Fri, Jan 8, 2021

Reaching net zero by 2050 is attainable: Key actions in the next decade

Online Event Bill Brown, the CEO of NET Power, and Ambassador Richard Morningstar, Founding Chairman of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center discuss how the next ten years will be critical to meeting the world’s 2050 net zero climate goals.

11:00am Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

Experts

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Tue, Mar 2, 2021

Brief 1: Has hydrogen’s time come in the United States?

This first brief in the Atlantic Council’s hydrogen policy sprint examines the current state of hydrogen development in the United States and begins to explore pathways for clean hydrogen production across the country.

Hydrogen Policy Sprint by David W. Yellen, Randolph Bell

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

In Texas and California, blackouts highlight the challenge of balancing reliability with cost

Over the past year, the United States has endured two major “load shedding” events, first in California and now in Texas, in which electric system operators instructed transmission owners to reduce demand by rotating blackouts across service areas. In both cases, customers were left wondering how an entire region could run out of electricity. The answer lies in the complex and contentious world of “resource adequacy,” one of the most challenging issues in electric system planning and market design.

EnergySource by Jonathan Gillis

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Rapid response: SPP/ERCOT winter freeze energy crisis

Atlantic Council Global Energy Center staff and nonresident senior fellows share their thoughts on the SPP/ERCOT winter freeze energy crisis and the way forward in this rapid response piece.

EnergySource by Global Energy Center

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Feb 8, 2021

How to design an energy transition that includes everyone—including the most vulnerable

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an “interdependent” world with “huge issues of inequity,” said Sunita Narain, director general of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). Without addressing these realities, “we cannot deal with the virus, and it’s the same with climate change.”

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Sat, Jan 30, 2021

The rejection of reformer Yuriy Vitrenko highlights Ukraine’s broken politics

The Ukrainian parliament's failure to confirm the appointment of veteran reformer Yuriy Vitrenko as Energy Minister raises serious questions over the maturity of the country's political culture.

UkraineAlert by Adrian Karatnycky

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

As the aviation industry recovers from one crisis, it is looking to the next: climate change

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated “the most severe crisis for aviation ever,” said Marc Hamy, vice president of corporate affairs, sustainability, and environment at Airbus. But there's another crisis on the horizon for the aviation industry: “increasing pressure coming from climate change. So we absolutely need to recover from this crisis in aviation, and at the same time we’ll have to manage the most important transition in the history of our sector: decarbonized aviation.” Hamy added.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

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

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

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Why Iran could top Biden’s Middle East agenda

Each crisis represents a major US foreign-policy challenge, but all may receive less attention from the new American administration than another pressing issue in the region: Iran’s recent nuclear advances.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Events

Fri, Mar 5, 2021

Driving forest conservation at scale: Architecture for REDD+ transactions

Online Event The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosts a virtual event to discuss the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART), a Paris Agreement-aligned platform that aims to redirect large-scale private finance to jurisdictional-scale REDD+ programs.

12:00pm Africa Americas Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance