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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 Transitions events

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: Developing the offshore wind industry

Online Event The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosts a discussion on the state of the offshore wind industry and the opportunities it presents for meeting climate ambitions.

10:00am Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Reimagining Appalachia: The role of climate infrastructure in modernizing a regional economy

Online Event The Atlantic Council, along with the National Wildlife Federation and Reimagine Appalachia, hosts a discussion on the role of climate infrastructure investments in Appalachia.

4:00pm Energy & Environment Energy Transitions United States and Canada

Experts

Content

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Carbon capture in Germany: Long-overdue momentum is building

As a world leader in innovation, Germany is well positioned to commercialize carbon removal technologies, and over the past six months, momentum and support for CCUS in the country has begun to build.

EnergySource by Lee Beck

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Rapid response: President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Released on March 31, the Biden-Harris administration’s massive infrastructure plan, called the American Jobs Plan, is hugely ambitious. The proposal does not just look to fix crumbling US infrastructure, it aims to transform the US economy, simultaneously addressing climate change, unemployment, and historic inequities.

EnergySource by Global Energy Center

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

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

Raising US climate ambition in advance of COP26: An economic and national security imperative

In advance of the annual UN Climate Summit in Glasgow this November, the United States must raise its clean energy and climate ambitions and reassert global climate leadership. If left unchecked, climate change will continue to exact a heavy economic toll on the United States and threaten US national security interests and American lives.

Report by Margaret Jackson, Zachary Strauss

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

China’s top-down economic and social reform to achieve carbon neutrality

Since the approval of China's 14th Five Year Plan, Chinese government and nongovernment entities have released new policies to promote energy system transformation at an unprecedented pace. While the plan only promises incremental climate progress, President Xi Ping has made clear that China will be reforming its entire economic and social system to achieve net-zero emissions by 2060.

EnergySource by Margaret Jackson

China Energy & Environment

Fri, Mar 12, 2021

These three baseload technologies are critical to achieving zero-carbon electric vehicles

As electricity demand swells as the electric vehicle market grows, it is unlikely that short-term battery storage, intermittent renewables, and efficiency improvements alone can provide all of the necessary electrons. These technologies need to be paired with distributed, zero-carbon baseload capacity, and the debate about what technologies can meet anticipated demand is just beginning. Cue geothermal, hydroelectric, and nuclear power.

EnergySource by Bryant Jones

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Can green finance compensate for London’s post-Brexit losses?

Supporters of Brexit suggest that making London a “world leader” in green finance could compensate for the City’s post-Brexit losses. Green financial leadership could boost Britain’s domestic industry and transform its foreign policy. But competitive advantages for its financial sector may not materialize.

EnergySource by Paddy Ryan

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Wed, Mar 10, 2021

The pandemic and electricity transformation in the United States and the European Union: Developments in 2020

Electricity sector developments in 2020 demonstrated the key role of renewables and nuclear power in achieving President Biden’s goal of realizing “a carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035” and the EU’s target of 55 percent emissions reduction by 2030. But it also reinforced the magnitude of the challenge ahead, with fossil fuels still representing 60 percent of the power generation mix in the United States and 37 percent in the European Union, as well as the importance of pursuing an aggressive sustainable recovery plan to avoid a rebound in emissions.

EnergySource by Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

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

Sat, Feb 20, 2021

Ukraine can play key role in Europe’s energy Green Deal

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), World Bank, and EU have all argued that Ukraine could become a world leader in renewable production.

UkraineAlert by Aura Sabadus

Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security

Events

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

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

EnergySource Innovation Stream with Airbus: Hydrogen-powered, zero-emission aircraft—from concept to market

Online Event Amanda Simpson, the Vice President for Research and Technology at Airbus Americas discusses how Airbus is exploring a hydrogen-powered, zero-emission concept aircraft, called ZEROe.

11:30am Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Raising Ambitions: Developing the offshore wind industry

Online Event The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosts a discussion on the state of the offshore wind industry and the opportunities it presents for meeting climate ambitions.

10:00am Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy