Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Offshore wind and labor union partnerships: a boon for an equitable green recovery

The White House just released a plan to “jumpstart” the offshore wind industry in the United States, as one of the major catalysts to fulfill then-candidate Joe Biden’s campaign promise to boost the energy transition and create ten million clean energy jobs in the process. Within the first week of his presidency, President Biden issued […]

EnergySource by Margaret Jackson and Maria Castillo

Energy & Environment Renewables & Advanced Energy

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

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

Initiatives

Veterans Advanced Energy Project

The Veterans Advanced Energy Project is designed to drive US leadership in advanced energy by recruiting, equipping, and empowering military veterans who understand the importance of the evolving energy landscape to our future security and prosperity.

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Renewables & Advanced Energy events

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

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Leading from the front: Washington state as the next US climate champion

Online Event Washington Governor Jay Inslee and a distinguished panel of energy and climate leaders from the Evergreen State discuss Washington’s push to become the next US climate frontrunner.

2:00pm Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

Mon, Mar 8, 2021

Bridging the gender gap across the clean energy innovation ecosystem

Online Event In this a special edition of EnergySource Innovation Stream series, the speakers discuss the progress made to date as well as remaining challenges faced by women entering the clean energy and cleantech industries.

1:00pm Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Nuclear Energy Renewables & Advanced Energy

Experts

Content

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Offshore wind and labor union partnerships: a boon for an equitable green recovery

The White House just released a plan to “jumpstart” the offshore wind industry in the United States, as one of the major catalysts to fulfill then-candidate Joe Biden’s campaign promise to boost the energy transition and create ten million clean energy jobs in the process. Within the first week of his presidency, President Biden issued […]

EnergySource by Margaret Jackson and Maria Castillo

Energy & Environment Renewables & Advanced Energy

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

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

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

Thu, Feb 4, 2021

Ensuring Energy Security in a Renewables World

Renewable sources of energy are gaining an increasing share of the US energy mix, bolstered by state-level commitments as well as corporate power purchase agreements. However, while renewables have become increasingly cost competitive, they still face challenges, especially related to intermittency and storage. The Global Energy Center’s new issue brief, “Ensuring Energy Security in a […]

Issue Brief by Ben Hertz-Shargel

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Tue, Feb 2, 2021

Developing countries offer enormous market potential for long-duration energy storage

Achieving deep decarbonization requires energy storage that can store more power for longer durations. Lithium-ion batteries, thus far, have played a key role in supporting the integration of renewable energy resources into the electric grid. But as the share of variable renewable energy in power systems grows around the world, new energy technologies that can store electricity for longer durations at low cost are needed. Developing countries present enormous market opportunities for innovative long-duration energy storage technologies that can support the integration of greater shares of variable renewable energy into weak power grids, replace diesel generators, and provide seasonal balancing.

EnergySource by Sandra Chavez

Energy & Environment Energy 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

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Why companies are getting more involved in the campaign against climate change

BP, the world’s fourth-largest energy conglomerate, and Bank of America, the world’s ninth-largest bank are among the companies endorsing a charter likened to a recovery plan for the planet. Dubbed the Terra Carta, the charter commits them to working toward goals related to meeting global net-zero emissions targets by 2050.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

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

Events

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

A conversation with H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and UAE Special Envoy for Climate

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber discusses dialing up climate action in the UAE and in partnership with the global community in this special edition of #ACFrontPage joining energy leaders in “Raising Ambitions” on climate goals.

8:30am Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security Middle East Renewables & Advanced Energy

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