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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 28, 2021

Innovation and the future of energy

Online Event Energy experts discuss prospects for the energy transition in the Appalachian region.

10:00am Americas Energy Transitions

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

African and South Asian perspectives on the Leaders Summit on Climate

Online Event A panel discussion on the highlights and key themes of the Leaders Summit on Climate contextualized through the lens of South Asian and African policy.

9:00am Africa Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Raising Ambitions: India’s climate successes and agenda

Online Event H.E. Dharmendra Pradhan joins energy leaders in raising climate ambitions ahead of the Leaders Summit on Climate as he joins the Atlantic Council for a discussion on India’s climate agenda and milestones.

8:00am Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions India



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.

In-Depth Research & Reports 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

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

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

A paradigm shift under President Joe Biden: From “energy dominance” towards climate cooperation

The US return to the Paris Agreement and the appointment of John Kerry as the new US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate indicate a new paradigm: international energy and climate cooperation is back on the agenda. While there may be challenges to achieving broader goals, hopes are up for a transatlantic New Energy Deal between the United States and the EU in light of new policy substance with ambitious climate targets, and a new tone.

EnergySource by Friedbert Pflüger

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Charting a path towards net-zero: The importance of US leadership in carbon dioxide removal

Under the Biden-Harris administration, the United States can and must reemerge as a global leader on climate action. Accelerating research, development, demonstration, and deployment of a range of carbon dioxide removal applications is a critical step to achieving US and global climate targets.

EnergySource by Anne Canavati

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections


Thu, May 13, 2021

EnergySource Innovation Stream with Compology: AI-powered solutions for efficient and sustainable waste and recycling management

Online Event Jason Gates, the CEO and co-founder of Compology, discusses how Compology’s metering technology reduces the environmental footprint of managing waste and recycling materials.

2:30pm Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy