Key highlights

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

George T. Frampton joins Atlantic Council

Former chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality will lead Global Energy Center’s new Transatlantic Climate Policy Program

Press Release

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Coronavirus & energy

As the coronavirus spreads and countries work to address the economic repercussions of the pandemic, Global Energy Center experts analyze the impacts of the crisis on global energy markets and the clean energy transition.

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EnergySource Innovation Stream

The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center is excited to launch its new online series: EnergySource Innovation Stream. Building off the Global Energy Center’s EnergySource blog and soon-to-be-announced EnergySource podcast, Innovation Stream highlights new energy technologies with the potential to reshape the global energy system through discussions with companies and individuals working diligently to bring those innovations to market at scale.

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Virtual fireside chat series

In response to the coronavirus shutdown, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center has gone virtual, launching an online, high-level fireside chat series. These conversations spotlight key energy leaders and provide a platform for public engagement on the energy issues that will define the future.

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Upcoming events

The Global Energy Center regularly convenes government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to discuss pragmatic solutions to the challenges presented by the rapidly changing energy landscape, working to enhance energy security for countries and individuals around the world.

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

US-Europe Energy Bridge: The next evolution of USAID’s energy sector assistance in Europe and Eurasia

ONLINE EVENT – A discussion on the launch of USAID’s new US-Europe Energy Bridge initiative.


Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Strengthening global safeguards and security in an advanced nuclear age

ONLINE EVENT – The Atlantic Council and Third Way co-host a virtual event on the global market for advanced nuclear technologies and the safeguards and security mechanisms critical to ensuring US reactors are ready to compete.


Thu, Oct 29, 2020

The future of Colombia’s shale development

ONLINE EVENT – With the unprecedented economic contraction caused by COVID-19, shale resources are again being looked at as a source of additional revenue for the Colombian government.


Fri, Oct 30, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream with Energy Impact Center

ONLINE EVENT – Michelle Brechtelsbauer, director of stakeholder relations at the Energy Impact Center, discusses how OPEN100 provides open-source information intended to streamline the nuclear power plant design and licensing process.


EnergySource Blog

Working with a wide-ranging community of experts and stakeholders, the Global Energy Center provides timely commentary and analysis on the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.

In-depth research & reports

Leveraging its broad network of experts, the Global Energy Center produces in-depth research and reports to help governments, industry, and civil society understand and navigate the changing global energy landscape, with the ultimate goal of helping shape a world with secure and sustainable energy.

Current projects

Topical issues

Center staff

Energy Advisory Group

The Atlantic Council’s Energy Advisory Group (EAG) comprises a small number of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s highest-level partners and stakeholders. The EAG meets at least twice each year to discuss the GEC’s vision and strategy, and it remains in close contact with the GEC’s founding chairman and director throughout the year to provide guidance on areas of growth, programming, and fundraising. The EAG is chaired by David Goldwyn, former US Department of State special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs.

Spotlight: 2020 Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi

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