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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

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Beyond lithium-ion: Charging into the future

ONLINE EVENT – An expert panel discusses the future of advanced battery technologies and energy storage in the context of the clean energy transition, geopolitics, and coronavirus.


Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Sustainable aviation fuel policy in the United States: A conversation with Fred Ghatala

ONLINE EVENT – Fred Ghatala, director for carbon and sustainability at Advanced Biofuels Canada, discusses his new Atlantic Council Global Energy Center report on sustainable aviation fuel policy in the United States.


Wed, May 27, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream: Highly efficient hydrogen electrolyzers

ONLINE EVENT – Jan-Justus Schmidt, co-founder of Enapter, discusses the latest advancements in the design, deployment, and scalability of hydrogen electrolyzers and Enapter’s Anion Exchange Membrane technology.




Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Atlantic Council Global Energy Center announces Veterans Advanced Energy Week, August 10-13, 2020

A virtual learning experience dedicated to military veterans and spouses in advanced energy and national security

Press Release

Renewables & Advanced Energy

Fri, Jun 26, 2020

Cohen in Forbes: Ukraine Cannot Stand Up To Russia Without A Modern Electric Grid

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Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

The European Commission’s hydrogen industrial strategy and COVID-19

On March 10, 2020, as COVID-19 enveloped Europe and the Americas, European Commission (EC) President Ursula van der Leyen declared clean hydrogen energy “a pillar” of the European Union (EU)’s new industrial strategy. Van der Leyen identified the “Green Transition” as a key driver of the strategy, the EU’s blueprint for growth and global competitiveness. While COVID-19 will likely have significant effects on hydrogen’s success in Europe, hydrogen has nevertheless become a top EC energy priority. Even amid a global pandemic, it is likely to stay that way thanks to the EC’s progressive policymaking.

EnergySource by Mary-Rose de Valladares

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Automaker electric vehicle plans ‘progressing at a rapid pace’ despite pandemic, economic downturn

The global electric vehicle (EV) market is going through a rough patch amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic led to economy-wide lockdowns and supply chain disruptions across the automotive industry. Coupled with a historic decline in oil prices that brought down gasoline prices, these factors are likely to put a significant dent in EV sales in the near term. But automakers are not turning away from the EV market despite recent setbacks. To signal their intent, several major auto industry executives have taken steps to underscore their commitment to vehicle electrification coming out of the pandemic slump.

EnergySource by Julia Pyper

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Thu, May 28, 2020

Cooperation key to transatlantic coronavirus recovery and energy transition

Continued energy cooperation between the United States and the European Union has been key in reducing Europe’s energy dependence, but now must also help guide both countries out of the coronavirus economic crisis and cut global emissions in the face of continued climate change.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Thu, May 21, 2020

Carbon capture and the Allam Cycle: The future of electricity or a carbon pipe(line) dream?

The race to net-zero emissions is an uphill one. Despite the effects of climate change mounting and time running out, global energy demand is set to grow 50 percent by 2050. One solution to decarbonizing the global energy system while also meeting rising natural gas demand is carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). However, CCUS has historically been too expensive to be viable, and deployment remains far off track. Enter the Allam Cycle: a novel natural gas power plant design that can theoretically capture 100 percent of emissions while being cost- and efficiency-competitive with advanced natural gas plants.

EnergySource by David Yellen

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Mon, May 4, 2020

Turkey’s renewables sector in light of COVID-19

Globally, the electricity sector attracts more than $750 billion in investments annually. Much of the sector’s investment portfolio comprises renewable energy and grid infrastructure. The demand in the power sector due to COVID-19 and the impact on prices need to be analyzed carefully to ensure continuity in investment in these areas, which constitute the cornerstone of energy transition along with energy efficiency.

TURKEYSource by Değer Saygın

Coronavirus Renewables & Advanced Energy

Fri, May 1, 2020

Applications now open for the Veterans Advanced Energy Fellowship

WASHINGTON, DC – May 1, 2020 – Yearlong program for high-potential, high-performing veterans in advanced energy

Press Release

Renewables & Advanced Energy
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Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Sustainable aviation fuel policy in the United States: A pragmatic way forward

Aviation’s reliance on fossil fuels, its expected future growth rates, and the service lifespan of aircraft make it a difficult section of the transportation sector to decarbonize.

Report by Fred Ghatala

Energy & Environment Renewables & Advanced Energy

Sat, Apr 25, 2020

Here’s how the U.S. could lead energy rethink post-COVID-19

U.S. role as the world’s leading oil and gas producer doesn’t feel as empowering as it recently did, with oil prices heading into negative territory for the first time ever this week. Yet there is an opportunity in the oil industry’s unprecedented crisis – and in the further months of market volatility that will come with it. This period presents a chance for the United States to forge a better and more sustainable path to global energy leadership than can be found even within the vast riches of U.S. shale.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Energy Transitions International Markets