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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

Atlantic Council Global Energy Center Launches Veterans Advanced Energy Project

New initiative to incubate new generation of veterans to lead advanced energy economy WASHINGTON, DC – November 22, 2019 – The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center announced today the launch of its Veterans Advanced Energy Project. This innovative initiative will recruit, equip, and empower a new generation of veterans, servicemembers, and military spouses to serve as leaders of the advanced energy economy and contribute to long-term US national security and economic competitiveness.

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Renewables & Advanced Energy 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.


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.


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.




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

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Innovation in Nuclear Energy Technologies: Implications for US National Defense

The US Department of Defense (DOD) has the potential to play a significant role bringing advanced reactor technology to demonstration and, ultimately, commercialization. Possible US military applications of advanced reactors—especially micro nuclear reactors (MNRs)—include deployment to remote bases that are challenging to supply with fuel; power systems for directed-energy weapons; and nuclear energy systems for space flight and off-world bases. This issue brief explores the challenges and opportunities inherent in DOD’s procurement of MNRs.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Dr. Robert F. Ichord, Jr. and Dr. Jennifer T. Gordon

Defense Technologies Energy & Environment

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

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

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

What’s at stake for energy in the 2020 election: An update

In the seven months since the publication of the Atlantic Council’s issue brief, “Election 2020: What’s At Stake For Energy,” the social and political landscape of the United States can hardly have changed more dramatically. This issue brief updates the Atlantic Council’s prior analysis and considers the new context surrounding a Trump re-election scenario and a Biden election, and the consequences for the energy sector.

In-Depth Research & Reports by David Goldwyn and Andrea Clabough

Elections Energy & Environment

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

Fri, Aug 7, 2020

Cohen in Forbes: ITER, The World’s Largest Nuclear Fusion Project: A Big Step Forward

In the News

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Aug 5, 2020

Cohen in Forbes: Amidst $17 Billion In Q2 Losses, BP Unveils New Green Strategy

In the News

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

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