The Global Energy Center has become a go-to policy organization for governments, industry, and civil society looking to understand and navigate the energy transition, with the ultimate goal of helping shape a world with secure and sustainable energy.
We work to generate pragmatic solutions to the challenges presented by the rapidly changing energy landscape and enhance energy security for countries and individuals around the world.
We focus on the most pressing issues to understand and navigate the energy transition, with the ultimate goal of helping shape a world with secure and sustainable energy. Explore our focus areas.
2023 global energy forum
Now in its 7th year, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center Forum convenes the world’s top energy and foreign policy decision makers to set the global energy agenda for the year ahead and examine the longer-term geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the changing energy system.
This year’s Forum will take on particular importance, serving as a launching point for the United Arab Emirates’ ambitious COP28 agenda.
Sign up to receive our weekly DirectCurrent newsletter to stay up to date on the program’s work.
in-depth research & reports
Devising solutions on the challenges of the changing energy landscape
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.
Report Nov 28, 2022
Nuclear energy in a low-carbon future: Implications for the United States and Japan
By Stephen S. Greene
Nuclear energy is poised to play a significant role in the secure decarbonization of the entire energy sector, from electricity to industrial uses. Its versatility, reliability, and dispatchability enables it to underpin the emissions-free economy of the future, especially in the later stages of the energy transition. As advanced technologies enter the fray alongside existing ones, nuclear power’s importance in countries like the United States and Japan, in addition to the challenges it faces and the solutions needed to tackle them, will become apparent.
Report Nov 9, 2022
Recommendations for a US Northeast hydrogen hub
By Joseph Webster
The US northeast, in particular, boasts several advantages in the Department of Energy’s search for suitable “hydrogen hubs,” including its offshore wind capacity; its emerging hydrogen-supportive supply chain; its diversity of use cases; and its world-class universities. But unanswered questions remain.
Issue Brief Nov 3, 2022
Power projection: Accelerating the electrification of US military ground vehicles
By Reed Blakemore, Tate Nurkin
Reed Blakemore and Tate Nurkin highlight advantages and propose next steps of the electrification of US military ground vehicles in this Global Energy Center and Forward Defense issue brief.
The Global Energy Center regularly convenes government, industry, civil society, and 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.