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 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.

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Content

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Trump abandons US climate leadership with pact withdrawal

While a disappointment, the United States’ notification of intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement was already largely ‘priced in’ to political discourse and expectations. What matters most now is continued bold leadership—and hard, prosaic work—by the entities that have at least as much control over the future US emissions trajectory as the federal government.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action United States and Canada

Mon, Nov 4, 2019

Wald joins Bloomberg to discuss the Aramco IPO

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sun, Nov 3, 2019

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: Falling short of energy expectations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Is Nord Stream 2 a done deal?

The controversial natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany—Nord Stream 2—cleared its last obstacle this week.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Simonyi quoted in Voice of America Russia on Hungary-Russia relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Bryza joins Pakistan’s Indus TV to discuss U.S. military operation to protect oil fields in northeast Syria

In the News by Atlantic Council

Geopolitics & Energy Security National Security

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Amb. Richard L. Morningstar’s address to the 2019 Gas Asia Summit

If the story of the last decade in natural gas has been a production boom, the story of the next decade will be how that production can support Asia’s demand boom. The opportunities are immense—the challenges are as well.

EnergySource by Richard L. Morningstar

Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Bell quoted in Smart Energy International on the new Siemens and the Ponemon Institute report, decarbonization, and vulnerabilities to cyberattacks.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Energy & Environment

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Shaffer quoted in Politico on Ukraine policy entering the U.S. arena

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections Energy & Environment

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Morningstar joins CNBC to discuss stability of Asia’s oil supply

In the News by Atlantic Council

East Asia Energy & Environment

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