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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

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Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Is Nord Stream 2 an EU and German project? Dissonant voices in Europe

Online Event Nord Stream 2 has been a controversial project in Europe for years. What tactics remain that the rest of Europe, the European Union, and the United States could feasibly use to finally end the project?

8:30am European Union Germany Infrastructure Protection Oil and Gas

Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Energy diplomacy and transatlantic cooperation in action: Opening the Southern Gas Corridor

Online Event In light of the opening of the Southern Gas Corridor, key changemakers discuss the impact of this multilateral achievement in energy diplomacy and opportunities for expansion.

11:30am Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

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Mon, Jan 18, 2021

The Global Energy Agenda

The inaugural edition of the Global Energy Agenda provides context for the unprecedented year that has passed. It features a survey of thought leaders in the energy sector, as well as a series of essays by the leading figures in energy, to set the energy agenda for 2021.

Global Energy Agenda by Randolph Bell, Jennifer T. Gordon, Paul Kielstra, and Andrew Marshall (Editors)

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Tue, Apr 6, 2021

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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 30, 2021

Why the Black Sea could emerge as the world’s next great energy battleground

The Black Sea has vast untapped oil and gas reserves along with enormous renewable energy possibilities. This makes it potentially one of the world's great energy battlegrounds in the decades ahead.

UkraineAlert by Aura Sabadus

Eastern Europe Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

How to end the US-Turkey dialogue of the deaf

With Trump and his special affinity for Erdoğan gone, one would predict that the US-Turkey bilateral relationship would become more complicated. But rather than hunkering down for more confrontation, Erdoğan has opened the door for a reset of US-Turkey relations.

TURKEYSource by Matthew Bryza

Economy & Business Oil and Gas

Sun, Mar 14, 2021

The United Nations Security Council needs to authorize military action to prevent the spill of the FSO SAFER

The FSO SAFER and the five miles of subsea pipeline to which it is attached threaten to pour 2.14 million barrels of oil into the Red Sea. Between Yemen’s reliance on food shipments to stem a widespread famine, and the wider region’s reliance on desalination plants for drinking water, realistic estimates put the potential death toll from the spill in the millions.

EnergySource by Dr. Ian Ralby, Rohini Ralby, and Dr. David Soud

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

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

Tue, Feb 2, 2021

Reconciling transatlantic differences over Nord Stream 2

From the time it was first proposed in 2011, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has divided the United States and the project’s European supporters, principally Germany. Nord Stream 2 is not simply a US-Europe issue or a US-Germany issue, however. Many in Europe, including Central and Eastern European countries, the European Parliament, and those […]

EnergySource by Daniel Fried, Richard L. Morningstar, Daniel D. Stein

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

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

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Ukraine’s historic gas sector reforms are under threat

The transformation of Ukraine's gas sector is widely seen as one of the few reform success stories since the country's 2014 Revolution of Dignity, but recent political decisions are placing this progress in doubt.

UkraineAlert by Aura Sabadus

Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

The world is about to embark on a big energy transition. Here’s what it could look like.

“Real friends say the bitter truth,” said Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency, at the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Forum. And “the bitter truth is that real energy transitions are coming, and they are coming fast.”

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment