Featured commentary & analysis

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.

Featured 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.

NEW REPORT: Assessing blockchain’s future in transactive energy

There are compelling reasons for energy markets, and their governance, to move in the direction of a more transactive energy system. Is blockchain a suitable platform for the transactive electricity market of the future, enabling distributed energy resources to transact with each other and capture value, while collectively helping balance the grid?

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Global Energy Center 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.

Upcoming events

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

The state of OT cybersecurity in the utilities industry

What is the best way to deal with the increasing threat of cyber attacks targeting energy infrastructure and what is the state of the utility industry’s ability to protect grid assets with cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies and strategies?

9:00am Washington DC

Past events

Tue, Aug 13, 2019

2019 Veterans Advanced Energy Summit

On August 13, 2019, over 165 veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, military spouses, and energy professionals convened in downtown Chicago for the Atlantic Council Veterans Advanced Energy Summit to discuss the intersection of national security and advanced energy.

8:30am Chicago Illinois

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Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: Challenges to Israel’s Gas Exports

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy Markets & Governance Israel

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Assessing blockchain’s future in transactive energy

There are compelling reasons for energy markets, and their governance, to move in the direction of a more transactive energy system. Is blockchain a suitable platform for the transactive electricity market of the future, enabling distributed energy resources to transact with each other and capture value, while collectively helping balance the grid?

Report by Ben Hertz-Shargel and David Livingston

Climate Change & Climate Action Renewables & Advanced Energy

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

The logic of Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabia

While previously mere threats against the safety of shipping were enough to send tremors through oil markets and spook past US presidents, Iranian leaders have seemed powerless to respond to the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign.

New Atlanticist by Henry Rome and Robert Johnston

Geopolitics & Energy Security Iran

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

North Korea is trying to find a way to keep the lights on

Since the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the North Korean regime had to devise a way to meet its ever-growing energy demand without benefaction. But when all the options present their own set of flaws, the best answer seems still to be elusive.

EnergySource by Halley Posner

East Asia Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Atlantic Council press call: Saudi Aramco attacks

Following the September 14 attack on two Saudi Aramco facilities, Atlantic Council experts Kirsten Fontenrose, Phillip Cornell, Ellen Wald, Jean-Francois Seznec, and Randolph Bell unpack the latest developments and offer insight into the ramifications for global energy markets, regional security, and the anticipated Aramco IPO.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Infrastructure Protection Oil and Gas

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Fujairah and the encirclement of Saudi oil production by Iran

The latest attacks on the Arab Gulf oil industry seem to be part of a strategy by Iran to warn the Gulf states that it can block all oil shipments, if it sees fit. One of the warnings was the attack on three tankers at anchor off Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman.

EnergySource by Jean-Francois Seznec

Geopolitics & Energy Security Iran

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Cornell quoted in Bloomberg on the Saudi Aramco attack

In the News by Phillip Cornell

Middle East Oil and Gas

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Bryza joins CNN to discuss attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Middle East

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Press call: Expert analysis on the Saudi Aramco attack

Following the September 14 attack on two Saudi Aramco facilities, Atlantic Council experts Kirsten Fontenrose, Phillip Cornell, Ellen Wald, Jean-Francois Seznec, and Randolph Bell unpack the latest developments and offer insight into the ramifications for global energy markets, regional security, and the anticipated Aramco IPO. The Council regularly holds press and members calls on breaking news stories. To be invited […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Infrastructure Protection Oil and Gas

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Can global energy markets withstand the attack on Saudi oil?

Atlantic Council experts react to the September 14 attacks on Saudi oil facilities and what it means for global energy markets and the wider region.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Geopolitics & Energy Security Iran

Events

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

The state of OT cybersecurity in the utilities industry

What is the best way to deal with the increasing threat of cyber attacks targeting energy infrastructure and what is the state of the utility industry’s ability to protect grid assets with cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies and strategies?

9:00am Washington DC