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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, 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

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Trade is the key to US energy security, which trumps US energy independence

The incoming Biden Administration offers an opportunity for the United States to shift from its pursuit of energy independence and the fiction of a US energy market insulated from the vagaries of global market shocks and geopolitics. Instead, the new administration should strengthen US relationships with partners and allies to ensure import security for energy products and materials and guarantee export markets for US energy.

EnergySource by Emily Burlinghaus, Jennifer T. Gordon

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Experts

Content

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Increasing ESG practices can help Asia reach goals of carbon neutrality

Although sustainable investment is growing rapidly, ESG investing in Asia is still at a nascent stage. To increase development, Asian governments should allow regulators to impose mandatory ESG reporting requirements, which evidence indicates is the most effective way to scale sustainable finance investment.

EnergySource by Songyee Jung

East Asia Energy & Environment

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Five reasons why NOPEC probably will not happen this year (And three reasons why it is still worth watching)

On Thursday, March 25, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and a bipartisan group of senators reintroduced the No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) Act, which seeks to enable the Department of Energy to bring lawsuits against OPEC members for antitrust violations. And while it is unlikely that the bill will get any traction this year, there are several reasons to keep an eye on it.

EnergySource by Randolph Bell, Reed Blakemore

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

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

Events

Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Fast Thinking: Rapid response to the Leaders Summit on Climate

Online Event Climate and energy leaders from around the world provide key takeaways from the Leaders Summit on Climate in a fast-paced discussion.

12:00pm Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Raising Ambitions: Sustainable minerals for the energy transition

Public Event Global leaders discuss obstacles and opportunities for sustainable mining ahead of the Leaders' Climate Summit.

2:30pm Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Raising Ambitions: Financing the path to net-zero

Online Event Global finance sector leaders discuss how to accelerate the energy transition through increased investments in clean energy technologies.

1:00pm Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy