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Hosted by the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, Veterans Advanced Energy Week (VAEW) is an interactive virtual learning and networking experience dedicated to Veterans, reservists, and military spouses working to strengthen US national security through careers in the advanced energy industry. VAEW participants will gain insight into the technology, policy, and economic trends that are driving the global energy transition from senior leaders and experts across industry, academia, and government. They will also have the opportunity to develop connections with other Veterans, supporters, and potential employers through networking events, career development sessions, company introductions with recruiters, a resume database, and job board postings.

Agenda at a glance

Day and timeTheme
Day 1: Monday, August 2, 12:00 – 9:00 PMA green economic recovery
Day 2: Tuesday, August 3, 12:00 – 7:00 PMThe pathway to net zero
Day 3: Wednesday, August 4, 12:00 – 7:15 PMLeading in clean energy technology and innovation
Day 4: Thursday, August 5, 12:00 – 4:15 PMCareer transition to the advanced energy industry

Thank you to our sponsors


Apex Clean Energy


Southern California Edison


American Resilience Project
American Clean Power
Consumers Energy
Georgia Power
ISO New England
Scale Microgrid Solutions
Truman Center

Participating companies

Airstreams Renewables
Alliant Energy
Dominion Energy
San Diego Gas & Electric
Silicon Ranch Corporation

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AC Selects

The AC Selects series is a collection of our best moments from this week’s events. This week in our 9th episode, we highlighted ‘The future of energy: challenges and transitions’. New episodes are recaptured on our Events page every Friday.


Jul 28, 2021

These military veterans are solving our energy and climate problems, one idea at a time

By Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows, Cohort 2

A series of policy papers focusing a host of topics from Just Transition policy in Colorado, to hydrokinetic energy in rural areas, to port decarbonization strategies, all written by the Atlantic Council’s Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Press Release

Jul 8, 2021

Atlantic Council Global Energy Center announces Veterans Advanced Energy Week, August 2-6, 2021

Virtual learning experience dedicated to military veterans and spouses in advanced energy and national security.

Energy & Environment

Past events

Veterans Advanced Energy Fellowship

The Veterans Advanced Energy Fellowship seeks to create a cadre of future leaders within the advanced energy industry.

The Global Energy Center develops and promotes pragmatic and nonpartisan policy solutions designed to advance global energy security, enhance economic opportunity, and accelerate pathways to net-zero emissions.