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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 ISSUE BRIEF: The value of the US nuclear power complex to US national security

Based on conservative estimates of the value it provides due to human capital, dependability of the energy supply, vibrancy of the supply chain, and contributions to green power—the civilian nuclear energy industry contributes at least $42.4 billion annually to the pursuit of US national security priorities.

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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

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Building partnerships across the critical mineral value chain: An Australian perspective

Australia is home to some of the world’s largest reserves of high-value critical minerals used in emerging high-tech applications across a variety of sectors. Senator the Honorable Matthew Canavan, Australia’s minister for resources and Northern Australia, discusses the security and sustainability of critical minerals, US-Australia interconnectivity across the critical mineral value chain, and diversifying and managing this value chain for global good.

12:30pm Washington DC

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Sub-national climate action: A view of the global landscape

Limiting the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C is within reach—but only with action across all levels of government and all segments of society. Across the United States, cities, states, and communities are executing bold, ambitious plans to reduce national emissions, even in the absence of federal leadership.

9:30am Washington DC

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Energizing India: Conversations on energy access and security

Hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and South Asia Center, this public conference provides a platform to discuss Shreerupa Mitra’s new book, Energizing India: Fuelling a Billion Lives, and evaluate obstacles and opportunities to long-term energy access and security in urban and rural India.

9:00am Washington DC

Past events

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

The Current Energy Scenario in Bangladesh and Future Possibilities: A Conversation with Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury

This year’s Global Energy Forum features Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, power, energy, and mineral resources affairs adviser to the prime minister of Bangladesh. The Global Energy Center had the chance to host an event with him at Atlantic Council headquarters in October 2019 to discuss Bangladesh’s energy prospects and priorities in an increasingly interconnected region.

3:00pm Washington DC

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

The civilian-military nexus and the role of innovation in nuclear energy event recap

On October 15, 2019, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosted a roundtable discussion, as part of the Nuclear Energy and National Security Coalition (NENSC), to discuss the role of nuclear energy innovation in the civilian-military nexus.

Event Recaps by Global Energy Center

National Security Nuclear Energy

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Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum to be Held in Abu Dhabi on January 10-12, 2020

Industry leaders and policymakers to focus on role of oil and gas in energy transition and on future of energy in a new era of geopolitics Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 18, 2019 – The fourth annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will be held in Abu Dhabi on January 10-12, 2020, again kicking off Abu […]

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment
Nord Stream pipe

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Nord Stream 2 poses challenges but also means opportunity for the European Union

With the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipeline’s completion date on the horizon, it is becoming apparent that the European Union (EU) is struggling to agree on how the project should be handled. What are the challenges and opportunities the situation present?

EnergySource by Martin Jirušek

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security
US Capitol building

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank is a national security imperative

The US House of Representatives is voting this week on a long-term reauthorization of the US Export-Import Bank. While a fully functional Ex-Im Bank is important for the competitiveness of many US exporters, it is essential for certain industries of strategic importance, including nuclear energy and space, and US security interests associated with these exports are also linked to the ability of Ex-Im Bank to support them.

EnergySource by Amb. Thomas Graham, Jr. and Admiral Richard W. Mies

Economy & Business Nuclear Energy

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Livingston joins The World Today to discuss the historic flooding in Venice

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment
TAP pipeline

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Trans Adriatic Pipeline expansion

At least some of the energy security value of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) could be in question. While important details remain inaccessible to the public, if Gazprom, a Russian company, is able to book capacity in the expansion of the final leg of the SGC, known as the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), Gazprom would be able to use a project of strategic importance to European energy security to enhance its own position within European energy markets.

EnergySource by Daniel D. Stein

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security
Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Wed, Nov 13, 2019

The Saudi Aramco IPO: A valuation saga

The Saudi stock exchange in Riyadh has approved the trading of Saudi Aramco’s shares on the local stock market, signaling a rapid start to the initial public offering (IPO). The various investment banks looking to place and sell the shares to their clients have given widely different, but generally low, value to the company and the shares.

EnergySource by Jean-François Seznec

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Fri, Nov 8, 2019

Bryza in Financial Times: Look elsewhere for British Steel’s saviour

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Shaffer in Middle East Institute: The fall of the other wall

In the News by Atlantic Council

International Markets Iran

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Livingston quoted in Axios on Saudi oil

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance
Saudi Aramco oil facility

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Two frameworks for understanding the Aramco IPO

The recent announcement that the partial initial public offering (IPO) of Saudi Aramco is finally moving forward is either a cause for celebration or consternation, depending on your perspective. The divergence in views comes from the way in which market players and analysts understand the IPO and the role of Aramco in the Saudi economy.

EnergySource by Randolph Bell

Energy Markets & Governance Oil and Gas

Events

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Building partnerships across the critical mineral value chain: An Australian perspective

Australia is home to some of the world’s largest reserves of high-value critical minerals used in emerging high-tech applications across a variety of sectors. Senator the Honorable Matthew Canavan, Australia’s minister for resources and Northern Australia, discusses the security and sustainability of critical minerals, US-Australia interconnectivity across the critical mineral value chain, and diversifying and managing this value chain for global good.

12:30pm Washington DC

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Sub-national climate action: A view of the global landscape

Limiting the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C is within reach—but only with action across all levels of government and all segments of society. Across the United States, cities, states, and communities are executing bold, ambitious plans to reduce national emissions, even in the absence of federal leadership.

9:30am Washington DC

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Energizing India: Conversations on energy access and security

Hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and South Asia Center, this public conference provides a platform to discuss Shreerupa Mitra's new book, Energizing India: Fuelling a Billion Lives, and evaluate obstacles and opportunities to long-term energy access and security in urban and rural India.

9:00am Washington DC