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Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Atlantic Council Announces 2020-2021 Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship Class

WASHINGTON, DC – April 8, 2020 – The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center announced today the selection of its 2020-2021 class of fellows for its Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship. The Fellowship is a one-year, nonresident program for early to mid-career rising women leaders in the energy and climate field with an interest in policy. […]

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Energy & Environment

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Fri, May 1, 2020

Applications now open for the Veterans Advanced Energy Fellowship

WASHINGTON, DC – May 1, 2020 – Yearlong program for high-potential, high-performing veterans in advanced energy

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Renewables & Advanced Energy

Coronavirus & energy

Mon, May 18, 2020

Coronavirus emergency measures should persuade Ukraine, Romania, and Turkey to legitimize energy reform, not reverse it

For years, Eastern European governments and Turkey have bought into a global trend, arguing that long-term strategies in the energy sector should revolve around market deregulation. In light of the coronavirus outbreak and emergency measures implemented worldwide to contain it, the energy industry may face an increase in interventionist policies such as price controls and consolidation of state-owned enterprises as governments push to mitigate the shockwaves of expected consumer impacts. Such measures would be detrimental to economies, and there are compelling arguments to suggest that governments should remain committed to their initial market goals.

EnergySource by Dr. Aura Sabadus

Coronavirus Eastern Europe

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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Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak continues to accelerate its spread worldwide, the international community is facing a global crisis with public health, geopolitical, and economic repercussions. Go beyond the headlines to access the Atlantic Council’s deep expertise in policy areas impacted by this growing global emergency.

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New report

Tue, May 26, 2020

European energy security and the critical role of transatlantic energy cooperation

Transatlantic cooperation is essential to European energy security, which is and should remain a key national security priority for the United States. European energy security is crucial for the maintenance of a strong European economy and for European political stability, both of which are in the best interests of the United States. This report recommends that the United States and the EU focus their energy cooperation in several areas that will benefit the EU’s efforts to meet climate targets and that, at the same time, will also bolster energy security.

Report by Richard L. Morningstar, András Simonyi, Olga Khakova, Jennifer T. Gordon

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Sat, May 16, 2020

Downstream oil theft: Countermeasures and good practices

Downstream oil theft has become a global problem. Since most of the world’s energy systems still rely on oil, fuel smugglers are nearly always able to find markets for their goods. Moreover, as oil is not inherently illegal, it is generally an easy product to move, buy, and sell. Profits from oil theft are frequently used to fund terrorism and other illegal activities.

Report by Dr. David Soud with contributing authors Dr. Ian Ralby and Rohini Ralby

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

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.

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Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy

The deputy director will design and participate in events, guide and author research, engage in short-form commentary on current events, meet with and brief key decision-makers and opinion leaders, and execute a strategy for furthering the Atlantic Council’s thought leadership on the transition to a cleaner energy system in response to the imperative of climate change.

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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.

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

Thu, May 28, 2020

Report launch: European energy security and the critical role of transatlantic energy cooperation

ONLINE EVENT – A virtual launch for the new report, “European Energy Security and the Critical Role of Transatlantic Energy Cooperation: Final Report and Recommendations.” Public and private sector leaders from both sides of the Atlantic provide their comments on the report and discuss ways to effectively implement the outlined recommendations.

8:00am ONLINE EVENT

Past events

Wed, May 20, 2020

Virtual fireside chat with Musabbeh Al Kaabi: COVID-19 and the future of investing in energy

ONLINE EVENT – Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO of Mubadala Investment Company’s Petroleum & Petrochemicals platform, discusses the changing global energy outlook in the wake of COVID-19, the growing role of ESG in the energy sector, and the importance of diversification in oil-producing countries, particularly during periods of low oil prices.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Wed, May 6, 2020

Virtual fireside chat with H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, chief executive officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

ONLINE EVENT – H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), discusses the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the importance of a reliable and secure electricity system during a crisis.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT

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Sun, Apr 12, 2020

OPEC’s historic deal may still not be enough

On April 12, a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and ten other oil producing countries (known as OPEC+) reached a historic deal to cut 9.7 million barrels per day (bpd) to meet the historic challenge of a COVID-19-driven drop in demand. But as the oil market digests OPEC’s and OPEC+’s largest-ever single oil production cut in the face of an overwhelming demand shock, the question remains: will it be enough?

New Atlanticist by Randolph Bell and Reed Blakemore

Oil and Gas Russia

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

The compelling incentives for Saudi-Russian rapprochement

The impact of this price war combined with the demand destruction triggered by the impact of the coronavirus are likely to force both Russian and Saudi Arabia back to the negotiating table to agree a deal which will—at least in substance—restore OPEC plus, sooner rather than later.

New Atlanticist by Alan Riley

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

Hurdles to OPEC++

This week in oil markets has an air of suspended animation. Will an international production deal materialize? The answer is “perhaps,” but probably not in the volumes necessary to balance the market and only after Moscow extracts concessions.

EnergySource by Phillip Cornell

Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Bell quoted in International Business Times on coronavirus’s energy impact

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Bell and Goldwyn quoted in Gestión (Spanish) on falling oil prices in Latin America amidst coronavirus

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Coronavirus Latin America

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Atlantic Council Announces 2020-2021 Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship Class

WASHINGTON, DC – April 8, 2020 – The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center announced today the selection of its 2020-2021 class of fellows for its Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship. The Fellowship is a one-year, nonresident program for early to mid-career rising women leaders in the energy and climate field with an interest in policy. […]

Press Release

Energy & Environment

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

Amin quoted in the Washington Examiner on boosting low-carbon energy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Bryza joins Azerbaijan’s CBC TV to discuss coronavirus in the Caspian region

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Blakemore quoted in Energy Wire on Trump’s oil meeting

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Oil and Gas

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Shaffer joins Bloomberg to discuss international oil markets

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Events

Thu, May 28, 2020

Report launch: European energy security and the critical role of transatlantic energy cooperation

ONLINE EVENT - A virtual launch for the new report, “European Energy Security and the Critical Role of Transatlantic Energy Cooperation: Final Report and Recommendations.” Public and private sector leaders from both sides of the Atlantic provide their comments on the report and discuss ways to effectively implement the outlined recommendations.

8:00am ONLINE EVENT