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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

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Operational energy across the Atlantic: US military & NATO perspectives

ONLINE EVENT – An expert panel discusses the importance of streamlining energy logistics between military partners, optimizing fuel use, and integrating advanced energy technology in the armed forces.

3:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Thu, Aug 27, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream with SGH2: Green hydrogen from gasified biomass

ONLINE EVENT – Dr. Robert Do, president and chief executive officer of SGH2, discusses the process of green hydrogen production from biomass gasification and SGH2’s plans to develop the world’s biggest green hydrogen production facility in Lancaster, California.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Fri, Aug 21, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream with Oklo Inc.: The future of fast fission

ONLINE EVENT – Caroline Cochran, co-founder and chief operating officer of Oklo, discusses Oklo’s community-scale micro nuclear reactor and the commercialization of advanced nuclear technologies.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Experts

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Tue, Sep 29, 2020

The global climate crisis and the clean energy transition in the Asia-Pacific region: Implications for the next US administration

Even with major emissions reductions in the United States and EU, the world has little chance of achieving global net-zero emissions by 2070, much less 2050, without significant changes to the Asia-Pacific energy mix. The next US administration should pursue a well-funded “whole of government” presidential initiative to work with Asia-Pacific countries on viable clean energy strategies and projects within a revived US multilateral trade, aid, and investment approach.

EnergySource by Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Fri, Sep 25, 2020

The ‘big three’ now rule the global energy market, says Daniel Yergin

Pulitzer Prize winner and energy expert Daniel Yergin's insights into the progress of the energy transition worldwide are pivotal with the 2020 elections around the corner and the pandemic that has disrupted the energy industry.

ACFrontPage by Katherine Walla

China Coronavirus

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Energy

As the US presidential election looms, the oil and gas industry has suffered from demand shocks during the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change is increasingly in the list of top concerns of US citizens, and there is little overlap between the likely policies of the two presidential candidates.

Elections 2020 by Global Energy Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Scaling CCUS: Catalyzing policy and financial innovation

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is critical to decarbonizing heavy industry and meeting global climate goals. But significant roadblocks to financing have prevented the ability of industry to scale up CCUS projects. New financing tools and a coordinated approach by policy makers, industry representatives, and financial institutions can help CCUS drive the energy transition.

Blog Post by Emily Burlinghaus, Reed Blakemore, and Lee Beck

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas

Wed, Sep 2, 2020

California’s blackouts and renewable energy: Culprit or imperative?

In mid-August, California made headlines when several days of rolling blackouts coincided with a massive heatwave, with up to three million residents facing up to four hours of power outages. For Californians, this crisis must prompt an examination of both the grid management practices that contributed to these blackouts, and the optimal way to store or supplement wind and solar power. And while many were quick to blame the blackouts on the states's growing reliance on renewables, the underlying causes for the crisis can only be mitigated with more clean energy.

EnergySource by Leslie Hayward

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Mon, Aug 31, 2020

Nuclear cooperation can bolster US-Slovenia ties

Nuclear energy will be essential to meeting Slovenia’s climate neutrality goals and strengthening the country’s energy self-sufficiency. Increased US-Slovenia cooperation on nuclear development will bolster transatlantic ties and ensure safe and transparent nuclear plant operations.

EnergySource by Olga Khakova

Energy Transitions Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Aug 28, 2020

Microgrids: The NDAA’s crucial investment for energy resilience

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) sets the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) annual budget, but it has also become a key platform for implementing military climate resilience and emission reduction measures. By investing in microgrid systems, the military will increase its ability to maintain operations in a variety of adverse circumstances, lower carbon emissions, and spur widespread adoption of clean, resilient energy infrastructure across the United States.

Blogs by Katie Wimsatt

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Fri, Aug 21, 2020

An effective ESG strategy strengthens the competitiveness of US liquefied natural gas

As companies face increased pressure to pursue sustainable investing, business leaders around the world are taking action to address their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities.

EnergySource by Serena Su

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Averting crisis: leveraging the energy transition to revitalize the coal belt

America is undergoing an energy transition away from coal that will leave coal-producing communities in crisis in the absence of policy action to help transition these regions to new and cleaner industries. Until leadership at the federal level arrives, local initiatives and regional coordination will be critical to leading this effort.

EnergySource by Craig Hart

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

What world post COVID-19?: A conversation with Dr. Joe Mascaro

Dr. Joe Mascaro, director of education and research at Planet, discusses the effects of the pandemic on the environment, and its implications for energy transitions and earth sciences research.

Blog Post by Peter Engelke, Anca Agachi

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus