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Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Why the Arctic matters

The Arctic may appear a faraway place with little significance to most societies, but its safety and security are vital to the entire planet. Its unique yet fragile ecosystem, abundance of natural resources and opportunities, and wealth of human history and cultures make it absolutely essential.

EnergySource by Julia Nesheiwat

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Shifting gears: Geopolitics of the global energy transition

A peak in global oil demand would have significant geopolitical and geoeconomic consequences for oil-producing and importing states alike. And while oil resources have afforded leverage to producing nations, many of these countries have not diversified their economies and remain highly dependent on oil revenue for economic and national stability.

Report by Robert J. Johnston

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

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Mon, Jun 28, 2021

The geopolitics of electricity security in Northeast Europe

Online Event High-level speakers from the US, Lithuania, and Latvia discuss the current state of electricity security in the region.

11:00am Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

The role of oil and gas in net-zero

Online Event How will oil and gas companies not just realize their own net-zero targets, but also meet the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly decarbonizing energy system?

2:00pm Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions Oil and Gas

Mon, Jul 12, 2021

BP statistical review launch

Online Event Chief economist of bp Spencer Dale chats with Global Energy Center director Randy Bell about the 70th annual Statistical Review of World Energy.

8:30am Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security

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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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.

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The Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum is the premiere international gathering of government, industry, and thought leaders to set the energy agenda for the year.

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The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center maintains a strong cohort of Nonresident Fellows and Senior Fellows who serve as subject matter experts on a multitude of topics across the energy system. Our experts provide insight, analysis, and fact-based research to our work in authoring reports, publishing articles, engaging in the media, and participating in public and private events on our behalf.

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.

Look back at the 2021 Global Energy Forum

The 2021 Global Energy Forum

The Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum annually convenes the world’s top energy and foreign policy decisionmakers to set the global energy agenda for the year ahead and examine the longer-term geopolitical and geoeconomic implications of the changing energy system. The Forum is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, ADNOC, and Mubadala.

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